The defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion seemed especially painful for Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson. In fact, the defeat made the player begin to feel pessimistic about his team’s chances of defending the Premier League title.
As is known, the duel, titled Week 22 of the Premier League 2020/21 season, took place on Thursday morning WIB (04/02) at Anfield Stadium.
As the host, Liverpool are clearly more favored to win over Brighton, especially before they managed to win 3-1 over West Ham United.
However, in the match against Brighton yesterday, the performance of Jurgen Klopp’s men looked below standard. They find it difficult to create opportunities and the front line looks dull. As a result, Brighton was able to steal a 0-1 victory. The Seagulls goal was scored by Steven Alzate.
Meanwhile, on the one hand, Manchester City, who occupied the top position, won a 2-0 victory over Burnley. That way, Citizen has now collected 47 points from 21 matches, while Liverpool has collected 40 points from 22 matches.
In other words, if Manchester City manage to win in one of their saved matches, the gap will automatically increase to 10 points.
Indeed, there is still a chance of approaching the top of the standings, because in Week 23 of the Premier League, Liverpool will face Citizen. However, defender Andrew Robertson looks pessimistic about his team’s chances of maintaining the Premier League.
“Every game against Man City is a big game. At the moment, we are not in the race for the title,”
“We are seven points behind them and they have a game in hand. I’m sure they would say the same if they were potentially 10 points behind. We have to go back to Liverpool which everyone knows,” Robertson told the BBC.
However, Robertson also emphasized that the defeat to Brighton did not necessarily weaken the mentality of his colleagues.
“We are still a good team. We didn’t turn into a bad team overnight, “exclaimed Robertson.
After facing Manchester City in week 22, Liverpool will face tough opponents, Leicester City in week 23.