Reds urged to repeat cup success

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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is confident his side can build on their Champions League win last season by picking up more trophies.

Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson has urged his team-mates at Anfield to remember their Champions league win last season and keep picking up silverware.

Jurgen Klopp’s side came out on top last June when they overcame Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side in Madrid in the Champions League final thanks to goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi.

Robertson says they need to make winning silverware a regular occurrence at the club as they prepare for another European final this Wednesday.

The quest for their first Premier League crown got under way last Friday night with a 4-1 home win over Norwich City, which came at a canter, but Manchester City showed on Saturday lunchtime with their thrashing of West Ham that the Premier League is once again going to be a very tough prize to win.

The Champions League success was their first trophy win under Klopp but, as they prepare to face Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday, Robertson has urged his team-mates to make success a regular occurrence for the club.

He said: “We want more, but we know how hard that’s going to be, this is our next opportunity to do so and it’d be great if we can take it, but it’s the start of what’s going to be a busy campaign for us.”

Liverpool head into the clash as favourites after their good start to the season could not be emulated by the men from west London following their opening wake-up call at Old Trafford, where the went down 4-0 and somewhat capitulated after Manchester United’s second goal went in.

Chelsea are in the Super Cup courtesy of May’s 4-1 win in the Europa League final in Baku against Arsenal, but it is fair to say they are a different side now.

Not only has the experienced Maurizio Sarri been replaced by relative managerial rookie Lampard, they have also lost their talisman in Eden Hazard, who completed his move to Real Madrid in the summer, while they are operating under a transfer ban.

Liverpool are now the favourites to retain their Champions League trophy. However, Robertson knows they need to translate their success to domestic level – especially in the likes of the FA Cup and especially the holy grail of the Premier League – if they are to achieve their goals.

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