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Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson: ‘Klopp doesn’t just grin when we’re winning’

Back on track: Klopp PICTURE: GETTY

LIVERPOOL defender Andrew Robertson has laughed off suggestions manager Jurgen Klopp was feeling the strain after their title-race wobble.

Back-to-back 1-1 draws against Leicester and West Ham helped Manchester City to overtake them at the top of the table prior to the Reds’ 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.

Some critics suggested Klopp’s criticism of weather conditions and refereeing meant he was feeling the pressure of squandering a five-point lead, albeit with a match in hand.

But Robertson says the Reds boss has been a composed presence in the dressing room. ‘He has been calm and the backroom staff have been different class,’ said the left-back.

‘When people say he is nervous or we are nervous it couldn’t be further from the truth.

‘He’s probably been more “smiley”. He is just trying to get us going and it’s obviously worked. It’s a relaxed training ground. The only thing we get annoyed about, not nervous about, is that we want to win every game.

‘If we have a bad result we use that to put in a positive performance the next game and that’s what we’ve done.’

Goals from Mo Salah, Gini Wijnaldum and Sadio Mane cut down the Cherries but Robertson felt defensively Liverpool were much stronger too. ‘We wanted to have a clean sheet,’ he admitted.