It’s been an unbelievable Premier League season for the Reds and we’ve pushed Manchester City to the edge all the way through, but Andy Robertson has admitted that we’ve done all we can to keep the pressure on them and he doesn’t expect them to slip up in their Monday night clash with Leicester.
“We just keep on coming back and we keep on scoring goals. I can’t explain it. But if we don’t do it next Sunday and City are crowned champions, we can be proud of what we’ve done, everyone,” Robbo proudly declared to Liverpoolfc.com.
“So we are in there, we’ve stuck together and hopefully we get 97 points.
“And if that’s not enough then we’ve done everything that we can. It would obviously be gutting but these lads don’t know when to give up and that’s why these things happen.”
“They’ve had eight days to recover from a heavy schedule, so we are expecting City to get off to a good start so hopefully Leicester can hold on.
“We won’t expect anything but all we can do is take it down to the last game.
Robertson on City vs Leicester: “I’m a Celtic fan and Brendan (Rodgers) has left us, so maybe he owes me one!”
— Jack Sear (@JackSear) May 4, 2019
We’re absolutely hoping that Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester side can force Pep Guardiola’s defending champions to lose ground in this thrilling, topsy-turvy league campaign.
Robbo even went so far as to humourously claim: “Look, if I watch it or don’t watch it, it’s not going to make a difference. I’m a Celtic fan, Brendan’s left us so he maybe owes me one!”
Of course, the Foxes already recorded a 2-1 Boxing Day victory over City when Pep’s men lost their discipline and were without lynchpin, Fernandinho.
Now, with Rodgers’ appointment, Leicester come into the game at the Etihad off the back of a 3-0 win over Arsenal. Guardiola’s side are clearly a different beast to the Gunners, but we’ll be hoping with every fibre of our being that Brendan can pull off a shock and earn at least a draw on Monday night.
Dear Brendan, while 2013-2014 didn’t end as we’d hoped, history, in a sense, can be rewritten. If you guide Leicester to a result v. City, and #LFC win the League, your name will be revered by Reds supporters for generations. Go show us some “character” on Monday night.
— Premier League Story (@LFCLegacy) May 4, 2019
In fact, a draw could prove to be an ideal situation – in that scenario, Wolves would be guaranteed a 7th-place finish and European football next season, which will take some of the impetus out of our meeting on the final day.
Incredibly, we could be the first side in Premier League history to rack up 97 points and still not win the league, but we can be so proud of leaving absolutely nothing on the pitch in this tightest of title challenges.