Liverpool’s jet-heeled full-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson is looking forward to new experiences at the Club World Cup.
The Reds will face teams from across the world in Qatar. First up for them is a semi-final bout with Mexican outfit Monterrey and if they negotiate that, a final against either Flamengo or Al Hilal awaits them.
If they win this tournament it will be historic, as Liverpool have never won this tournament. Speaking to the club’s official website, The Scotland captain says it’s a challenge he’s relishing.
“It is something different and something we haven’t experienced before, so it’s something we look forward to,” Robertson said. We know what you become if you win it; you get to lift another trophy and you get the badge on your shirt and stuff like that, so it’s very important to us.
“I am sure our analysts have done an excellent job and over the next couple of days we’ll learn everything we need to do and that’s important because sometimes these teams are the ones that can surprise you.”
The first Scot since Booth
It could even be a historic achievement for the Scotland captain on a personal level. Only one other Scotsman has lifted this trophy. That man was Scott Booth when he conquered this tournament with Borussia Dortmund in the 90s.
There’s an added incentive there for the left-back to contribute to Liverpool’s efforts in Qatar. Whilst the other teams in the tournament will be no mugs, you’d like to think Robertson’s side are the favourites.
Jurgen Klopp’s side are out in Qatar following their Champions League win over Tottenham in May. Robertson played a big part in that game, contributing in attack and defence as Liverpool conquered Europe.
Let’s see if the same impact is had against teams from across the globe.