Andrew Robertson believes no club will want to take on Liverpool in the Champions League knockout stage due to the way the Reds have been playing over the past 18 months
Having won 15 of the opening 16 Premier League fixtures, the reigning Champions League holders currently top the table and are also named one of the leading candidates to win the most prestigious club competition in Europe.
Although the Merseyside giants struggled to replicate the same level of performance in the Champions League, they are still one of the strongest competitors for the title.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have sealed a place in the Champions League knockout stage thanks to a 2-0 away triumph over RB Salzburg in the final Group E match.
On the eve of Monday’s draw in Nyon, the left-back Andrew Robertson has insisted all the clubs would like to avoid Liverpool in the elimination stages.
“We respect every opponent we play, but we know the way we have done things in the last two years, and nobody wants to play against us, and that is clear – but it is up to us to keep proving that,” the 25-year-old Scotland international told The Independent.
“We cannot rely on that, and we need to keep proving why people don’t want to play against us. But, so far, we have done that.
“We will wait for the draw and see who we get in the last 16. We know it will be tough regardless, but we look forward to the challenge as we want to go far in this tournament again.”
Guided by Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have featured in three European finals, including back-to-back Champions League appearances.
Last season’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur was their sixth in Europe’s top-tier competition and first since a memorable triumph over AC Milan in 2005.