Andy Robertson made his long-awaited return from injury during Liverpool’s 5-2 over Norwich in the FA Cup.
While the Scotsman was not deemed ready for a starting berth, he replaced Joe Gomez early in the second-half – to much fanfare from the Anfield faithful.
The Reds eased to a victory despite the Canaries managing to peg the home side back at 1-1.
Jurgen Klopp’s firepower proved too strong with the likes of Diogo Jota, Darwin Nunez, and Curtis Jones providing the crucial breakthroughs.
In what will be the German’s last season at Anfield, the Reds are top of the Premier League and look good value to win any of the three cup competitions they find themselves in.
The Liverpool squad will likely want to win as much silverware as possible to give the German the farewell he deserves.
With a passage to the round of 16 in the FA Cup and a final with Chelsea in the League Cup, silverware is looking a distinct possibility.
What did Andy Robertson say?
Speaking pre-Norwich, Andy Robertson has revealed what Jurgen Klopp has asked of his squad in this emotional time (via ITV):
“I think like the rest of the world, it was a bit of a shock,” Robertson said of Klopp’ decision.
“You know, when he told us all I think nobody really knew where to look or what to do.”
“But you have to respect his decision, he’s obviously thought long and hard about it.”
“He’s not a rash person. He’s obviously thought a lot about it in terms of his family and everything.”
“For what he’s done for this club, we will all be forever grateful.”
“He doesn’t want the fans singing his song, but I think he’s going to lose that battle, unfortunately!”
“The fans want to say a proper goodbye to him.”
“For us players, the one thing he asked of us was that it’s business as usual.”
“We have to keep fighting on all fronts, keep winning games and, hopefully, that results in giving him a send off he truly deserves.”
The return of Andy Robertson will be a big boost to the German and will also free up Joe Gomez to play in the centre or the right-flank of defence.
Meanwhile, Reds skipper echoed the sentiments of the Robertson, recently saying himself:
“Let’s make the rest of the season a special one so he can have the farewell that he definitely deserves.”
Hopefully the Liverpool squad can win the Premier League so that Jurgen Klopp can celebrate a Premier League title in front of a full Anfield stadium – as it will be no less than he deserves.