Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson has explained how football alters his decision-making away from the game.
Robertson, who signed for Liverpool from Hull City for a fee of £8 million back in the summer of 2017, has had a superb career at Anfield thus far.
The Scot was a pivotal part of the side that claimed the 2019 Champions League trophy against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
He has also been a pivotal member of the team that is currently unbeaten in the 2019-20 Premier League season.
Robertson believes his rise as a footballer stems from the way he looks after himself away from the game.
“All the lads in there are no different. As footballers you invest everything, you invest your life into football,” Robertson said, as quoted by Goal.
“It’s a short career and nobody likes being in the treatment room, not being fit to play the game. For me, I put everything into it to ensure I can play the game or be available.
“That’s what I’ve always done. Lifestyle, I always eat well and watch what I eat. I don’t drink during the season but don’t get me wrong, off season, I have a couple of weeks! I’m Scottish, after all!
“During the season I try not to and that’s important because you need to invest into your body. It’s the most important thing.
“The team behind the team at Melwood every day, they make sure our body is ready and we’re as fit as we can possibly be.”
It is an interesting point Robertson raises. You can have all the talent in the world, but you need to know how to utilise it.
Robertson, along with his teammates, appear to have a great understanding that there is more to football than simply rocking up and playing.
One could argue that Robertson is the best left-back in world football right now, and the way he looks after himself off the pitch has helped in terms of him gaining that particular status.