Andy Robertson admits it was ‘really hard work’ trying to shackle Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in Liverpool’s hard-fought 2-0 win over Arsenal
- Liverpool beat Arsenal 2-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday evening
- Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino scored the goals in the second half
- Arsenal’s young team caused the Reds problems for most of the match
- Andy Robertson was impressed with Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson admitted Arsenal youngsters Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka made life difficult for the Liverpool defence during Wednesday’s win over Arsenal at the Emirates.
Second half strikes from Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino saw Jurgen Klopp’s side secure a huge win to close the gap to Manchester City to just one point.
The Reds were made to work hard on the night with Arsenal’s young team causing them problems, particularly in the first half.
Andy Robertson was impressed by Arsenal stars Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka
And Robertson was particularly impressed by the two wingers.
‘Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka are really hard work,’ he told reporters following the game.
‘It was a really tough game. It was great to have a clean sheet.’
Saka and Martinelli have really progressed under Mikel Arteta this season and the latter really caught the eye against Jurgen Klopp’s team, drawing praise from fans, pundits and the Liverpool boss himself.
‘The boy Martinelli is such a talented boy, really tricky and if anybody says Trent (Alexander-Arnold) can’t defend they can come to me and I will knock them down because I cannot hear that anymore, I don’t know what the boy has to do!’
Martinelli was particularly impressive as the gunners made life tough for Liverpool