Andy Robertson has urged Liverpool to be “extra switched on” of their Champions League quarter-final second leg towards Actual Madrid, with it “do or die” at Anfield.
The Reds have been woeful for almost all of their first-leg assembly in Madrid on Tuesday evening, with Robertson a part of a defence that shipped three objectives on the best way to a 3-1 loss.
It was removed from the extent anticipated of Liverpool, significantly given the circumstances, however Mohamed Salah‘s second-half strike provides them hope of a comeback within the return fixture at Anfield.
That will likely be an all-important decider, performed in entrance of no supporters, and Robertson has emphasised the necessity for the Reds to “create our personal ambiance” and take the battle to Actual.
“It’ll be one other empty stadium. However we have to create our personal ambiance,” he advised Sony Sports activities.
“It’s do or die. The subsequent leg, you’re out otherwise you’re within the semi-final. That’s what we’re preventing for.
“After all, having 55,000 Liverpool followers within the stadium would make an enormous distinction, however that’s not going to occur.
“So we have to create our personal ambiance, we must be higher, we must be extra switched on and we have to trigger them extra issues. If we do this, let’s see the place it takes us.
“We all know we’re up towards a really skilled group, they’ve received this competitors extra instances than some other group in Europe and it’s a tricky job.
“However we’ll be up for it, and hopefully we are able to play higher than we did this week.”
Unusually, Robertson was requested if there was a perception Liverpool might attain the semi-final given current outcomes, regardless of the blow of getting misplaced 3-1 within the away leg.
“We’ve at all times gone step-by-step. We’ve by no means regarded too far forward, that’s the best way we’ve at all times labored. We’ve at all times gone recreation by recreation,” he replied.
“As boring as it’s, it’s labored for us previously and it’ll work for us sooner or later.
“We have to get by Actual Madrid to even be within the semi-finals, then whoever will get via from there.
“The duty at hand is clearly towards us now, Actual Madrid will likely be favourites to undergo and we have to try to overturn that.
“That’s all our focus will likely be on, after which if we get via, nice, and if we don’t, then we’ll need to take care of it.”