Scotland captain Andy Robertson was on the end of a rare Liverpool defeat last night- but he’s warned his Atletico Madrid foes to not put champagne on ice too early.
The Red lost 1-0 to Diego Simeone’s side. A Saul effort four minutes in secured a slender Champions League last 16 win for the Spanish side and it leaves Liverpool with it all to do in a couple of weeks time.
This tie is far from done and Robertson knows that. Atletico Madrid celebrated in exuberant fashion at the end of the match and the Scots captain has warned this matchup isn’t over yet.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, he said: “They celebrated as if they won the tie after the game so let’s see. We have a couple of weeks and Premier League business to take care of.
“They are coming back to Anfield, we know our fans will be there, we know we will be there, it is up to them to be there. They can start falling over and trying to get under our skin like they did.
“I think we handled it well with them falling over quite easy, we got on with it.”
Be careful what you wish for
The message from Robertson here is clear. Should Liverpool go on to get over this hurdle and progress into the quarter finals of the Champions League, some Atletico players may look on their full time antics with a tinge of regret.
They had every right to celebrate this win after claiming a huge scalp but Robertson’s side are more than capable of salvaging this. They haven’t lost in league action this term and have only lost two other competitive fixtures, one of which they had a youth team out in force.
It was Robertson’s 37th appearance of the season as his testing campaign continues. He’ll have this challenge to hurdle before returning to Scotland duty next month for vital matches against Israel and potentially Norway or Serbia.
Big games are coming thick and fast for Scotland’s captain.