Cape Town - Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson believes the
Reds' incredible run in the Premier League this season is down to the
sacrifices the players make off the field.
The Reds are 14 points clear at the top of the table after
Roberto Firmino's first half-strike secured a 1-0 win at Tottenham, extending
their unbeaten record to 38 league games.
In amassing an astonishing 61 points from a possible 63 over
the first 21 matches of the campaign, Liverpool have now made the best ever
start to a season in any of Europe's top five leagues.
Their ability to outlast and swarm opposition teams has been
a key factor in their success and Robertson believes it is no fluke.
"All the lads in there are no different," he said.
"As footballers, you invest everything, you invest your life into
"It's a short career and nobody likes being in the
treatment room, not being fit to play the game.
"For me, I put everything into it to ensure I can play
the game or be available. That's what I've always done.
"Lifestyle, I always eat well and watch what I eat. I
don't drink during the season but don't get me wrong, offseason, I have a
couple of weeks. I am Scottish after all.
"During the season I try not to and that's important
because you need to invest in your body.
"It's the most important thing. The team behind the
team at Melwood (Liverpool's training ground) every day, they make sure our
bodies are ready and we're as fit as we can possibly be."
On whether his team-mates also avoid alcohol, he replied:
"I couldn't tell you. I'm not round their houses, but I imagine so.
"The higher it goes, the tougher it gets because of the
amount of games you've got.
"We all try to invest everything in it and that's why
you see during those tough, busy times over Christmas we do look fresh because
recovery is spot on."
- TeamTalk Media