Prolific left back Andy Robertson said nobody wants to play against Liverpool due to the current form of the reigning European champion.
Reigning European champions ‘Liverpool will be the team others want to avoid when the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League is held on Monday, left-back Andy Robertson has said.
The Reds reached the knockout stages as group winners with a 2-0 victory at Salzburg on Tuesday, and could be drawn against Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Atalanta or Olympique Lyon.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have made the final of Europe’s elite club competition two years in a row, finishing runners-up to Real in 2017-18 and beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win their first trophy under the German in Madrid last season.
We’re respected in this tournament. The way we’ve done things in the last two years, nobody wants to play against us,” Robertson said.
That’s the atmosphere we’ve created, a team which has been to the final twice and has lost one and won one.
Maybe the first season when we went to the final … we did not get the respect we deserved.
Now we know we are respected in Europe. No one will want us.The draw is set for 1100 GMT in Nyon, Switzerland.