Andy Robertson has claimed that the Liverpool dressing room has chosen to ignore all records, including Manchester City’s as they close in on history this weekend. The Reds can set a new record for most consecutive top-flight wins (19) if they get all three points at Vicarage Road on Saturday (5:30pm).
It would see them surpass the feat achieved by Manchester City in 2017/18, as they powered their way to the title with 100 points.
The key behind Jurgen Klopp’s success in recent seasons has been their elite mentality to take one game at a time.
It’s a mindset that was repeatedly echoed during the title race last season when they pushed City all the way before missing out by a single point.
Even this time around with the Reds 22 points clear at the summit, the players are still taking each game as it comes and are refusing to look further ahead than that.
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Andy Robertson has claimed that Klopp’s players refuse to talk about records in the dressing room and will completely ignore them until the title is wrapped up.
He told The Athletic: “When you wrack up the number of points that we’ve got then records are bound to come along. But we don’t really notice them.
“We didn’t think about equalling City’s record before this one. All we were thinking about was getting five wins to win what we want to win and now it’s down to four.
“Hopefully a couple more records will come along the way but as long as we have the word ‘champions’ above our heads that’s all that matters to us.”
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Liverpool last tasted defeat in January 2019, when City beat them 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in what proved to be a pivotal result in the title race.
Yet the Reds have earned their label as ‘mentality monsters’ since then, as they continue to churn out victories even when they look like they’re beaten.
The league leaders last dropped points back in October, when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
It’s the only time they haven’t won in the league this season, giving them hope that they can match the Arsenal Invincibles of 2003/04.
While Robertson wants to swerve talk of records, Klopp couldn’t help but praise his players for matching the feat of 18 straight victories.
“It’s so special. The numbers are incredible, so difficult. I said we wanted to write our own stories, create our own history,” said Klopp.
“Obviously, the boys took that really seriously and that is all cool but just not too important at the moment.
“We are just in the situation and want to recover and prepare for the next game.”
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