“They think they’ve stopped us winning the league today. Hopefully, we prove them wrong.
“Hopefully, our fans can rub it into them at the end of the season.”
These were the words of popular Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson following the frustrating 0-0 against Everton back in March, a result that ultimately cost the Reds a shot at winning their first ever Premier League title.
Jurgen Klopp’s men were well below par at Goodison Park back on that crucial day, a match in which Jordan Pickford was in top form to keep out Mohamed Salah on a number of occasions, whilst the entire defence performed admirably to shut out the Reds.
Luis Suarez certainly had no qualms about celebrating against his former employers in the video below…
The rivalry between Liverpool and Everton is a huge one. The Toffees supporters were spotted singing, “You nearly won the league” upon their return to Merseyside after Klopp’s men lost the title by a single point, taking great joy in the fact that they stopped their bitter rivals from a title success.
The Scottish international’s confidence in saying “They think they’ve stopped us winning the league” now looks quite foolish, and his intention to pour cold water on the Evertonian’s parade has truly come back to haunt him.
Liverpool recorded a near-perfect campaign, losing just one game and recording a whopping 97 points – more than Sir Alex Ferguson ever managed to accumulate in a single Premier League season.
Of course, some players and supporters will have trouble getting to sleep thinking about the disappointing stalemate against Marco Silva’s side, as well as drab draws with West Ham, Leicester and Manchester United.
Given the bitterness between the two Merseyside-based teams, something tells me that the Reds won’t be allowed to forget that costly 0-0 draw back in March for some time, whilst Robertson will perhaps be the most targeted player when the two sides next face each other as a result of his words.