Andrew Robertson makes “exciting” Liverpool admission after Brighton win

Liverpool secured an eighth straight Premier League victory by beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0.

Andrew Robertson has called Liverpool’s end of season trophy challenge as “exciting times” after they put in a professional performance to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 on Saturday.

The Reds scored in both halves, through Luis Diaz’s brave header past Robert Sanchez and Mohamed Salah’s penalty - his 20th league goal of the season and Liverpool’s 2,000th in the Premier League.

Victory at the AMEX trims the gap between the Reds and Manchester City to only three points, with Pep Guardiola’s men facing Crystal Palace on Monday, and extends Jurgen Klopp’s side’s winning run to eight games in the league.

Liverpool wing-back Robertson was questioned on the prospect of a tasty title race between themselves and City after the game and the Scotsman has shared his excitement about the end of the season.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion. Photo: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

“We’re excited that we’re part of every competition still,” Robertson said.

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“The games are coming thick and fast, we’re playing in the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League. It’s exciting times and hopefully that continues because it means we’re still in the cup competitions and it means we’re still chasing Manchester City, but it’s important not to get ahead of ourselves.

“We’ve got an important game in midweek against Arsenal, a game in hand, we need to try everything to win that and then we’ve got the FA Cup at the weekend.

“At the end of the season, you want to keep fighting for these trophies and keep playing at the highest level. It’s exciting times but it’s important that the players do just focus on one game at a time and we’ll let the fans dream of what could maybe happen and hopefully we can produce something.”

Arguably Liverpool’s best player in Brighton was January signing Luis Diaz. The Colombian added to his goal against Norwich City last month by nodding the ball past Sanchez in the 19th minute and was BT Sport’s Man of the Match.

Adding more firepower to an already talented attacking three, Diaz has impressed in Red so far and Robertson was full of praise for his left-hand side partner.

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Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Rob Sanchez was lucky not to be sent off after clattering into Liverpool's Luis Diaz in the first half

He said: “He’s been incredible since he came in and he’s been special.

“He’s hit the ground running and I think he was unplayable today at times, driving at the defence. You can see that people are scared of him and he’s got an end product, that’s the main thing.

“It’s never easy coming in January and sometimes you’ve got to find your feet, but he’s done it quickly and long may that continue.

“He’s learning, slowly but surely, he knows where I want him and he knows where I’m going to be running to as well. We’ve got a good relationship already and it’ll only hopefully get better and stronger the more he settles in and learns the language.”