Champions League

Liverpool will deal with packed schedule, says Robertson

2019-11-27 09:57
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Cape Town - Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson is confident his team will be able to deal with fixture congestion and keep fighting in every competition.

The Reds remain top of the Premier League table and have an eight-point cushion over Leicester City after the first 13 games of the campaign.

Jurgen Klopp's side are also still in the Carabao Cup after a thrilling penalty shootout win over Arsenal in October.

Liverpool are back in action in the Champions League on Wednesday and a win over Napoli will see them book their place in the last-16.

While the FA Cup will soon hit the headlines in January, Liverpool have to compete in the Club World Cup in December.

Their commitment to the competition means Klopp will field two entirely different teams as his side prepare to play Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup quarter-final, just 24 hours before their first game in the Club World Cup.

Although plenty of questions are asked about how they'll handle the hectic fixture list, Robertson says the team are unfazed.

He told reporters: "If you were to ask me would I would swap my Champions League winner’s medal for less fixtures, absolutely not?

"When we look at it, it is sort of a compliment. The reason we have got all these fronts is because we have been successful. It is a credit to us and it's because of our success and that is something we have to take the positives from.

"Of course, playing two games in 24 hours is not ideal and however the manager is going to deal with that is fine."

Robertson has struggled to maintain his fitness in recent weeks, but he managed to overcome an ankle injury to start against Crystal Palace on Saturday. He helped the Reds win 2-1 at Selhurst Park and he is also set to start Wednesday's meeting with Napoli.

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