Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has praised fellow defenders Virgil Van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez after the Reds’ 1-0 win towards Newcastle United.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet traveled to St. James’ Park for what promised to be a troublesome check towards a spirited Magpies facet within the Premier League. Whereas Newcastle did hassle them from time to time, the Reds exited the world with a detailed victory, courtesy of Naby Keita’s Nineteenth-minute strike.
Liverpool’s backline was wonderful within the recreation, limiting Eddie Howe’s facet to only two photographs on the right track. Robertson managed two clearances and an interception, whereas right-back Gomez recorded three tackles, two interceptions and a clearance. Centre-backs Van Dijk and Matip mixed for seven clearances and a sort out and likewise gained eight of their 14 duels.
Talking after the sport, Robertson was filled with reward for his fellow defenders, telling BT Sport (as quoted by Metro):
‘‘Joelinton was inflicting us a few issues early on, however within the second half, I believed the lads have been wonderful towards him. They began higher than us, however then we received a foothold within the recreation. We received the aim, and we received a bit higher after that.’’
The Scottish full-back added:
‘‘They didn’t have many probabilities. I believed the 2 centre-backs and Joe Gomez have been totally different class.’’
“We’re simply pleased with the three factors” – Andy Robertson after Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Newcastle
Regardless of having fun with 65% possession and recording 24 photographs, of which ten have been on the right track, Liverpool managed only one aim towards Newcastle. Nevertheless, Robertson wasn’t frightened concerning the margin of victory. He was glad to have taken house all three factors towards a strong Magpies outfit, saying:
‘‘Newcastle labored actually laborious; they’re in unbelievable form. They’re within the high ten, so we knew it was going to be troublesome. Fortunately, we received the aim, and I don’t suppose they’d too many probabilities after that. We had a couple of to kill the sport off, however we’re simply pleased with the three factors.’’
Klopp made 5 adjustments to his workforce that beat Villarreal 2-0 of their UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg in midweek. Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara began the sport towards Newcastle on the bench.
Regardless of the adjustments to the XI, Liverpool secured a deserved victory towards the Magpies. Robertson believes the gamers that got here into the lineup put in good shows and that the membership will want that until the tip of the season. He mentioned:
‘‘We made 5 adjustments right now, however the lads which are coming in are placing in large performances. We want that between now and the tip of the season.’’
The Reds will subsequent journey to Spain to tackle Villarreal within the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semifinal on Could 3, Tuesday.