Home » ARTICLES » Liverpool star talks about ‘extra motivation’ ahead of Carabao Cup final against Chelsea

Liverpool star talks about ‘extra motivation’ ahead of Carabao Cup final against Chelsea

Photo of author

By Siddharth Juyal

Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson tells his teammates to channel their emotions wisely amid the impending exit of Jurgen Klopp

Andy Robertson demanded professionalism from his teammates amid the emotions surrounding Liverpool over the impending exit of Jurgen Klopp. In January, Klopp announced that he was stepping back from the managerial role after the end of the season.

Liverpool fans and people affiliated with the club are still coming to terms with this decision from their beloved manager. The 56-year-old explained that he was feeling burnt out and decided to safeguard his mental and physical well-being.

The Kopites have accepted and acknowledged Klopp’s decision but the emotions have been running high since then. Liverpool are currently at the top of the Premier League table and they have progressed in every cup competition.

Liverpool star Andy Robertson praises Joe Gomez for being consistent despite fulfilling several roles.
Liverpool star Andy Robertson wants Liverpool to give a proper sending off to Jurgen Klopp by finishing the job professionally.
(Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

However, their season is under severe scrutiny due to the injury crisis with numerous important players sidelined. Klopp has used players from the Academy to compensate for the losses throughout this season.

Youngsters like Jarell Quansah and Conor Bradley have repaid the faith shown by their manager with consistent performances. The escalating injury crisis and emotions surrounding Klopp’s exit should not let Liverpool scupper all the hard work they have put in this season.

Robertson told the Telegraph that Liverpool players have the responsibility to stay professional amid the emotions gripping the club. He said:

“We have to use it in two ways. We have to park it to one side to a certain extent, while the fans can be emotional. But also, we want to give him a send-off. We know that the manager who has taken this club back to where it belongs is leaving in the summer — and we would like him to go with a big send-off. That gives us extra motivation. But we can’t get caught up in the emotion of it all. We’ve done that really well since the announcement. We have all got our heads around it.”

Liverpool face Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday. The London rivals are having a terrible season but they have regained a little bit of momentum in recent weeks.

More Liverpool News!

Furthermore, they have numerous players in their ranks after spending more than a billion in the last two seasons. Even with the injuries ravaging the Reds, one cannot overlook Chelsea, who are now the favourites. Robertson‘s words should guide Liverpool players as they professionally execute their tasks and ensure they reap the rewards of their season’s hard work.