Andy Robertson lays off the booze during the season- and it’s so he can fully invest in his Liverpool and Scotland endeavours during a campaign.
Whilst the Reds are flying in Premier League competition, their fixture list is gruelling. Already this season, Scotland’s captain has featured in 31 Liverpool matches on top of his four Scotland appearances.
Lifestyle changes need to be implemented to carry this out effectively and Robertson says he puts ‘everything’ into his trade.
“All the lads in there are no different,” he told the Evening Telegraph (page 34, 13/01/20).“As footballers you invest everything, you invest your life into football. It’s a short career and nobody likes being in the treatment room, not being fit to play the game.
“For me, I put everything into it to ensure I can play the game or be available. That’s what I’ve always done. Lifestyle, I always eat well and watch what I eat. I don’t drink during the season but don’t get me wrong, off season, I have a couple of weeks. I am Scottish after all.
“During the season I try not to and that’s important because you need to invest in your body. It’s the most important thing. The team behind the team at Melwood (Liverpool’s training ground) every day, they make sure our bodies are ready and we’re as fit as we can possibly be.”
Robertson and his Reds teammates are on course to make history this season. They look very likely to win the Premier League, sitting 14 points clear at the top with a game to spare.
It comes off the back of a brilliant 2018/19 which saw Robertson claim a Champions League winners’ medal. A potential Euro 2020 berth with Scotland would really cap things off.
The expectation and needed fitness levels that come with this though are sky-high. It’s important Robertson is in prime condition from week-to-week. He clearly knows this too.
His next match will come against rivals Manchester United at Anfield this Sunday.