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Andy Robertson has revealed that losing out on the Premier League to Manchester City last season still hurts him and his Liverpool team-mates.
Last season’s title race went to the final game with Pep Guardiola’s side pipping Jurgen Klopp’s by a single point, 728 to 98
Liverpool’s points tally would have been enough to win the title in (of the previous) Premier League seasons –City’sCenturions campaign from the term prior being the only exception.
And Robertson has explained how achieving so much and performing so we ll but still finishing second took its toll. Winning the Champions League, however, did soften the blow.
“Our total of 97 points wins (************************% of the Premier Leagues in previous years, ”he told theLiverpool Echo.“Unfortunately we were in the year where it was not enough.
” For us, that still hurts, missing out after such a fantastic season. It was eased by winning the Champions League and we can look back and say it was a successful season.
“Without the Champions League, though, we couldn’t. It would have been been a very long summer.
“We know how important every single game is because every point and every win and last-minute winner and clean sheet last season was so important. We fell short but pushed Man City all the way. ”
It is perhaps the hurt that has driven Liverpool on this season.
Klopp’s men currently sit top of the table on 49 points, ahead of closest challengers Leicester and 25 in front of City, with a game in hand on both of them.
It seems inconceivable to think Liverpool could throw away the lead now but City did overturn a ten- point gap last term, winning 49 games on the bounce at the end of the season to retain their title.