Andy Robertson: 'Nobody wants to play against us and that is clear.'

The European champions secured their spot in the last 16 on Tuesday evening with a brilliant 2-0 win over Salzburg.


Andy Robertson believes the rest of Europe will not want to face Liverpool in the Champions League last 16.


The European champions secured their spot in the last 16 on Tuesday evening with a brilliant 2-0 win over Salzburg, and as it stands the Reds can land Real Madrid, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund or Lyon in Monday's draw.


Robertson, however, believes no team will want to play Jürgen Klopp’s side in their current form.


“We respect every opponent we play but we know the way we have done things in the last two years and nobody wants to play against us and that is clear - but it is up to us to keep proving that,” the left-back said, after the victory at Red Bull Arena as Liverpoolfc.com reported.


“We cannot rely on that and we need to keep proving why people don't want to play against us but, so far, we have done that.


“We will wait for the draw and see who we get in the last 16. We know it will be tough regardless but we look forward to the challenge as we want to go far in this tournament again.


“That is the atmosphere we have created in the last two years: a team which has been to the final twice and has obviously lost one and won one and we are respected in this tournament.


“Maybe the first season when we went to the final, I don't think we were really respected until maybe after the quarter-final when we went to Porto and washed them away.


“We did not get the respect we deserved. Now, we know we are respected in Europe. No one will want us but everyone who gets into the last 16 will fancy themselves.


“Last year and the year before we have been excellent in the knockout stages and we have controlled games but we know that now, we are the champions and everyone wants to beat us.


“That is what we have to deal with and hopefully we can deal with it well. But there are about 40 games between now and the last 16 - so we will worry about that when the time comes.”



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