Liverpool star praises ‘incredible’ Spurs but insists they will be 100% ready for the final

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Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has vowed to try and repay their supporters after they lost out on the Premier League title.

The Reds finished the season on an impressive 97 points but it was Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City who were crowned champions after finishing a point ahead.

He thanked the fans at Anfield for their positive reaction during Sunday’s match against Wolves despite their obvious disappointment as their long wait for another league title goes on.

Robertson who also played in last season’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid is hoping his side can go one better against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1st when both sides meet in Madrid.

The Scot praised Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino describing what the club has achieved as ‘incredible’.

Liverpool did the double over Spurs in the top flight this season, having won both matches by a scoreline of 2-1. However, form will count for nothing in a cup final.

“Special fans,” Robertson told the Liverpool Echo when asked for his opinion on the Liverpool supporters.

“I think the lads needed that because if it was flat after the game we would have completely understood.

“We had lost the league and the fans could be as flat as us but it was special and coming to be expected of Liverpool fans but we will never take that for granted.

“It was the last home game and they have sent us off with an unbelievable atmosphere. It shows they are with us and will be with us the whole way and hopefully we can reward them. We need them in Madrid now and I am sure they will be there.

“There is no bigger game to get yourself up for. A Champions League final against Tottenham will be incredible.

“We need a couple of days to probably get over this and then it will be forgotten about because we can’t dwell on it.

“It is a one-off game. Tottenham are a fantastic team with a wonderful manager and what they have done has been incredible and we know how hard it will be.

“We look forward to that game and if we play our best hopefully we get our hands on the trophy. We have three weeks and we will be 100% ready.”

“It’s been an incredible season,” he added.

“That’s two Premier League seasons we have gone unbeaten at home. Our away form this season has been very good as well.

“There have been a lot of ups and not many downs. We can look back on this season and learn a lot from it. It’s been a very good season for us and we have just fallen short to a world-class team.

“The gaffer spoke in the dressing room and said how proud he is of us. We spoke to the owners on the pitch and I don’t think we could give them much more.

“The owners have been great with me and all the lads. They are proud of what we have done and hopefully we can give the fans and the owners and the manager a trophy on June 1. We know how hard that will be but now all our focus is on that.”

There is no doubt that Mauricio Pochettino will also have his players 100% ready for what is the biggest game in the club’s history. Spurs will be out to inflict yet more heartache upon Liverpool as they look to be crowned Champions of Europe for the very first time.

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