Andy Robertson claims Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Premier League title rivals Manchester Metropolis “doesn’t change something” for a Reds aspect nonetheless perched on the high of the desk.
Jurgen Klopp’s troops missed the prospect to tug 10 factors away from the defending champions on Thursday, with their benefit as an alternative reduce to 4.
Dropping isn’t one thing that Liverpool have been accustomed to this season, with their reversal on the Etihad Stadium representing a primary in English top-flight competitors this time period.
With such constructive progress having been made, and with a result in nonetheless defend and plenty of extra outings to return, Robertson insists no one at Anfield goes to learn an excessive amount of into one consequence.
The Scottish full-back mentioned: “We’ve got to recollect we’re nonetheless 4 factors clear.
“It doesn’t change something, and it wouldn’t if we’d gained. After all it might have been good to be 10 factors away from them however we couldn’t have gained it [the league] tonight and now we have not misplaced it tonight.
“You noticed their response on the finish – they’re clearly delighted – however they’ve not gained the league both.
“We’ll combat proper to the demise, we’re 4 factors clear and so they’ve closed the hole. Now it’s about how we react. It’s a brand new expertise for all of us however we will use it to our benefit and stay up for the video games forward.”
Robertson’s phrases have been echoed by his skipper, with Liverpool captain Henderson one other of these preferring to look in the direction of providing a constructive response to a uncommon setback moderately than dwelling too lengthy on it.
The England worldwide mentioned: “There isn’t a must get carried away.
“It’s regular to be dissatisfied by a defeat. Now it’s about response and I’m positive the lads will react in the correct means.
“Why would you lose confidence after a sport like that? It might have been completely different. We had been crushed by an excellent Metropolis staff however there have been nonetheless moments within the sport the place we might have scored one or two extra. We simply have to just accept the defeat.
“We created possibilities – an enormous one within the first half and some within the second – and issues might have been completely different with just a little little bit of luck. That’s how soccer is typically.
“We’ve got to maneuver rapidly. It’s all concerning the response now and now we have to react within the subsequent sport. I’m assured we will bounce again.
“There have been moments within the sport the place we had the momentum, however sadly we bought performed with the second purpose. General we should preserve our heads excessive. The lads have been sensible all season and must take it ahead.”
Liverpool return to motion within the FA Cup third spherical away at Wolves on Monday, earlier than then heading out on the street once more to absorb a Premier League assembly with Brighton on January 12.