Andy Robertson says Liverpool have to build on 2019 after the Scotland captain enjoyed a fantastic year with the Reds.
A terrific year which includes a Champions League and Super Cup trophy was capped off in Qatar recently. They beat Brazilian side Flamengo to clinch the Club World Cup and a continental treble.
It’s been a great year around Anfield and Robertson believes that can be a boost for an even bigger 2020.
He told the Daily Record (page 39, 24/12/19): “Leading up to the first Champions League Final in 2018 where we got beaten, we said to ourselves we may not be here again, play with no regrets. We did that and fell short but the following season we were back.
“We didn’t expect that. To get here, you need to win the Champions League and we know just how hard that is from the last two years. We needed to take it like we’ll never be back and now we’re world champions for 2019. In the calendar year, we won the Champions League, Super Cup and now this. To win three in any calendar year is special – and these are big ones.
“The Champions League is absolutely massive. The Super Cup and the Club World Cup are massive to us. We are really excited about it but we have to take the momentum into 2020. Hopefully there are a couple more scenes of us lifting trophies above our head to come.”
Potential to make history
After such a good year, it’ll be hard for Robertson and his teammates to top their 2019 in 2020. Sitting in a comfortable position at the top of the Premier League tree though, that achievement may just do it.
Not only that but for Robertson personally he could become a history maker. He has the chance to lead Scotland to their first major tournament since 1998 in March.
He’ll captain the side for Euro 2020 play-offs against Israel, and if they win that, a deciding game against Norway or Serbia. There’s lots of pressure on his shoulders but it’s nothing the world-class talent can’t handle.
2019’s been great for Robertson and 2020 could be even bigger, if that’s even possible.