‘We’re NOT in the title race’: Honest Andy Robertson says ‘we need to get back to the Liverpool everyone knows’ as Reds fall seven points behind Premier League leaders Man City – who also have a game in hand ahead of Sunday’s Anfield clash
- Liverpool suffered a disappointing defeat against Brighton on Wednesday night
- Steven Alzate’s second-half strike was the difference for Brighton at Anfield
- The defeat leaves Jurgen Klopp’s champions seven points off Manchester City
- Andy Robertson has conceded the champions are no longer in the title race
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has conceded that Jurgen Klopp’s champions are not in the Premier League title race.
The Reds – the reigning top-flight champions, suffered another disappointing defeat on Wednesday night after Brighton left Anfield as 1-0 winners.
It was the first time Liverpool have lost consecutive Premier League matches at home since September 2012 and followed last month’s loss to Burnley.
Andy Robertson has admitted Liverpool are out of the Premier League title race as it stands
Jurgen Klopp’s champions have now lost two consecutive league matches 1-0 at Anfield
Steven Alzate’s second-half strike has left Liverpool seven points behind Manchester City at the summit after Pep Guardiola’s side continued their resurgence with a win at Burnley.
Ahead of Liverpool’s showdown with City on Sunday at Anfield, Robertson said: ‘Any game against Manchester City is a big one.
‘As this moment stands, we’re not in the title race. We are seven points behind them and they have a game in hand.
‘I’m sure they’d say the same if they were potentially 10 points behind. We need to get back to the Liverpool everyone knows.
Steven Alzate’s second-half strike for Brighton left Liverpool seven points behind Man City
Liverpool’s players were left stunned after Alzate struck for Brighton in the 56th minute
‘We’re still a good team. We don’t turn into a bad team overnight.’
The Liverpool full back praised Graham Potter’s Brighton, who restricted Klopp’s side to only one shot on target, but added that he and his team-mates are struggling to find their rhythm.
Robertson said: ‘Brighton were the better team. We were hugely disappointing all over the park. You have to give the the team credit for playing well. They created chances, pressed us – did everything we wanted to do.
‘We didn’t really do anything of note. With a long record of going unbeaten, we’ve lost two. When you don’t show up you don’t get results.
‘We prepare for every game different. It’s just not clicking. We need to find a way to get results, especially at home.’