Andy Robertson believes Liverpool are missing a bit of spark this season as the team look to get through a difficult period.
The left-back spoke in the wake of the Reds’ shock defeat at the hands of Red Star Belgrade, suggesting that his side “haven’t shown up” in certain games this season.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have only won three times in their last nine games, and Robertson, who captains Scotland, knows Liverpool need to improve quickly.
“I think it’s one of those periods we need to get through,” Robertson 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 [Klopp] 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,” Robertson continued, speaking about Liverpool’s Champions League campaign. “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.
“It’s a tight group and it’ll go right to the wire. 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.”