This is “one of those periods” says Robertson

Liverpool's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson looks on as he attends a Liverpool team press conference at the Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade on November 5, 2018, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League group C football match against Red Star Belgrade. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has said he feels the team are going though “one of those periods”.

The Scotland international has been part of the side which toiled to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League against Arsenal last weekend and then followed it up with a disappointing 2-0 loss in the Champions League against Red Star Belgrade.

He feels that the team cannot be expected to hammer the opposition in every game, but admits that there is a “spark” missing from the performances so far this season.

“I think it’s one of those periods we need to get through.” he said.

“Last season everyone was used to us scoring four or five goals. That can’t be possible every single game.

“At times we’ve dug out results, in the Premier League more so this season.

“Maybe it’s not been as good to look at but we’ve been effective at it. Maybe we are missing a bit of a spark in terms of not winning four or five nil in most games but if he thinks that then we need to try to get it back.

“We need to come together as a team and try to give what the gaffer wants, try to get the spark and try to win games more comfortably.

“It’s just games that we haven’t shown up in. They’re probably the only ones this season that we haven’t, for whatever reason. I don’t think it determines what competition it’s in.

“You don’t forget about these results quickly. The gaffer, win or lose, always speaks more the day after because that’s when he can clear his head and that’s where he gets the best out of us.” he added.

Robertson said that he expects the two qualification places in the Champions League to go down to the last game with rivals Paris Saint Germain and Napoli both in strong positions.

“It’s a tight group and it’ll go right to the wire.” he continued.

“We’re still confident we’ll get through but we need to prove that now.

“We believe we can win every game, that’s always been the case with us. Away from home last season we were very good in the Champions League.

“This season we’ve found that a bit difficult. Arguably we’re still to play the best team away and we need to put in a much better performance than we have done so far.” he finished.

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