Andy Robertson insists the ‘incredible’ sprints praised by Jose Mourinho are a natural feature to his approach to the game.
The Liverpool left-back was hailed by the Manchester United boss for his unwavering energy during Sunday’s 3-1 win at Anfield.
Speaking after the match, Mourinho said: “I am still tired just looking at Robertson! He makes 100 metre sprints per minute, absolutely incredible, and these are qualities.”
Liverpool’s Scotsman produced a typically outstanding display as a vital and notably unrelenting attacking outlet on Sadio Mane’s overlap.
With Jesse Lingard often failing to track back, whether that be by design or by mistake, Robertson proved a familiar component to the Reds swift counterattacks.
He told the Telegraph: “It is just part and parcel of my game, I will keep on going until the end.”
“I got a bit of space, particularly second half and the gaffer is always banging on to me and Trent, more so this season, that we have to be more involved and I was just tried to do that.”
Not for the first time, Robertson was the epitome of the aggression, the intensity and the ambition Klopp strives to extract from his players.
It was yet another performance that laughed in the face of a £10million price-tag that he has likely trebled since his arrival from Hull City.
So much is said about the potency of Liverpool’s front three, but the attacking contributions of both Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are becoming increasingly defining aspects to Klopp’s attacking approach.