Liverpool defender, Andrew Robertson has said he hopes his club returns to full-strength quickly after a recent pre-season friendly defeat against Napoli.
Liverpool got beaten 3-0 by Napoli in Scotland yesterday, much to the disgust of the 70,000 fans watching on from the stands.
Liverpool have only won twice from their 6 summer fixtures till now, they are set to battle Lyon on Wednesday before next Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City.
Speaking after the loss, Robertson said, “The lads coming back, even if they don’t play, it gives you a lift when they train and with the way they go about their business.
“It doesn’t matter if they play on Wednesday or not, that’s completely up to the manager three days in, but that’s irrelevant: if they’re back in training and back around the place then it makes a difference.
“Mo and Bobby are two of our main men and Alisson was magnificent last season. They are huge characters in the changing room as well so that’ll be massive for us, and then Sadio will come back the following week.
“Once we get the whole team back together, and I think Shaq and Naby aren’t far off too, they’re players that are familiar around the set-up and around the system and that’s what we need. The quicker we get all of us back together then hopefully the better.
“But it’s not anyone else’s fault, the young lads or whatever who have come in, we’ve all not been good enough and maybe Bobby and Mo and people like that will give us the lift that we need. Hopefully, that does happen.”
On th new signing of the youngster, Elliot, “They’ve been great [throughout pre-season] and when young kids come in it’s a breath of fresh air sometimes,” the Scotland international added.
“Harvey Elliott only signed this morning and he’s come on and done magnificently for 15 minutes. He’s only 16 years old and I think people forget that.
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