» Andy Robertson has warned Liverpool they can’t just turn up and expect to win their sixth Champions League title – they have to earn it. The Reds take on Tottenham Hotspur in an all-English European Cup final in Madrid on Saturday – where talkSPORT will bring you LIVE commentary from the Spanish capital. getty 2 Andy Robertson has sent a warning to his team-mates ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham A number of Liverpool players have been crticised for their perceived ‘arrogance’ ahead of the clash, with James Milner among the Reds stars to claim they ‘deserve’ to lift the famous Big Ears trophy.
Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri both also told talkSPORT why they believe the Merseysiders are destined to beat Tottenham and bring the European Cup back to Anfield. But Robertson was keen to set the record straight when asked the same question in the build-up to the Madrid showdown. “You don’t just show up and deserve a trophy because you’ve done well in the Premier League,” the Scot told talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams. “You need to put the work in and 100 per cent effort to do that.
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But Robertson insists Liverpool and Tottenham’s league form – with 26 points separating them in the table – will count for absolutely nothing in Madrid. “It’s a final,” he added. “The Premier League over the last ten months is irrelevant really. GETTY 2 Liverpool beat Spurs home and away in the Premier League this season – but Robertson insists that will mean nothing in the final. “We fell short, but we’ll knock on that door again next season and keep trying to achieve that goal. “But this goal is front of us.
We’ve got a big game and a chance to get our sixth Champions League trophy. “If we play at 100 per cent and do what we can do well, then we’ll cause them problems and hopefully that’s enough on the night. “If we can do that it would be great and would be remembered as a very good season for us.” » » Charles Leclerc upstaged Sebastian Vettel to claim a surprise pole position at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The young driver, who was only in his second race for Ferrari beat Vettel by nearly a third of a second as the Italian manufacturers responded well to their troubles at the first race of the season in Melbourne.
2 It’s a Ferrari one-two while Hamilton will start the grid in third Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes had no answer to Ferrari’s pace,with the world champion to line up third, with team-mate Valtteri Bottas fourth. Mercedes ripped up the testing form book to dominate in Melbourne a fortnight ago, but the silver cars were handed a thrashing under the lamps that light up this Sakhir circuit.
Yet, it was the performance of Leclerc who, aged just 21 years and five months, and in only his second season in F1, delivered a message of intent to elder statesman team-mate, Vettel. LATEST SPORT NEWS ‘JOKE’ Whyte says Fury ‘should be ashamed’ after knocking out Schwarz in two rounds STATEMENT Tyson Fury scores vicious second-round TKO of Schwarz, promises Wilder rematch fight night Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz: Brit wins by TKO in the second round AMERICAN DREAM Tyson Fury enjoys spectacular US-themed ring walk before fight DISPUTE Billy Joe Saunders reacts angrily as Josh Warrington beats Kid Galahad on points CONTROVERSY Breidis wins crazy, chaotic brawl in Latvia as he elbows opponent before KO FIRE FIGHTS Fury returns, Warrington defends his title and cruiserweight carnage in Latvia ICED Cuban ‘KO Doctor’ renders opponent unconscious with one huge shot to reach WBSS final Leclerc was not allowed to pass the four-time world champion in the closing stages of the season-opening race due to the German’s de facto number one status.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniele_De_Rossi
But the Ferrari hierarchy will surely be forced into a rethink given the impressive nature of Leclerc’s showing here. Vettel, limited to just one shot at pole after making a mistake in the second phase of qualifying, will be alarmed. So, too, will Hamilton and Mercedes as they could have been forgiven for leaving the first race with their sights set on a record-equalling sixth consecutive constructors’ championship.
2 Hamilton congratulates Leclerc after the Monaco man earned pole position Now they know they are in a fight, with Ferrari matching McLaren and Williams with their 62nd front-row lockout. Max Verstappen qualified fifth for Red Bull, while a rejuvenated McLaren managed to get both of their cars into Q3 for the first time since Malaysia 2017, with Carlos Sainz to line up sixth and British teenager Lando Norris 10th. Williams are a team in deep crisis, and they will occupy the last row. British novice George Russell, and Robert Kubica were an eye-watering 1.5 sec slower than the next car. «