Andy Robertson took great satisfaction in Liverpool’s and his own success in the 3-1 win at Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

The left-back set up Mohamed Salah’s opener in the victory at Villa Park to become the defender with the most assists in Premier League history (54).

Virgil van Dijk and substitute Stefan Bajcetic were also on the scoresheet for the Reds, who resumed their top-flight campaign in the best way possible following the World Cup break.


After the game, Robertson spoke to Amazon Prime Sport about the result and the record he set – read on for the interview…

On resuming the Premier League campaign with a win…

Perfect for us. Our away form hasn’t been good enough this season – we know that. A big result against Tottenham before the break and it was important to back that up. Tough place to come – new manager, buying into the way he plays, really good squad, always a tough place to come – so [it’s] a really important three points for us.

On withstanding Villa’s pressure in the second half…

The first half couldn’t have gone much better for us. We dominated the game, had some really big chances, could’ve been more in front. But we knew they were going to react, they were going to come out a bit more positive and try to get after us – they did that. Obviously a tough start to the second half, conceding a goal, 2-1, making it interesting. We had to dig deep and sometimes you have to do that, especially away from home. We showed a different side to us today where we dug in. And then obviously we hit [them] on the counter-attack and it was brilliant for Stefan. He’s been around the first team long enough now and he’s really stepped up his game. He was brilliant when he came on.

On making Premier League history…

We started really well. I put the ball in for Darwin and he just couldn’t put it away. Then we got a corner and Trent’s played an unbelievable ball to me and I’ve just seen Mo at the back post. Look, full-back has evolved a lot and it’s about going forward now as well as defending. But first and foremost, I want to defend and things like that – but it’s a big part of our game. I equalled it just before the break and I knew I did that [with] two against Southampton. During the break I just wanted to try to get back and beat it. First game back, it’s always nice. Look, I’m not really into individual things and things like that – I’m all for the team. But when you do stuff like that and you’re in the Premier League against some unbelievable defenders, it’s always nice to put yourself at the top there.

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