Reds left-back Andy Robertson believes that the standard the youngsters have set at training has been crucial in regards to Liverpool’s Premier League title charge.

Liverpool are currently 16 points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand. With that being the case, the club have a serious opportunity to claim a maiden Premier League title.

Robertson believes that the youngsters deserve praise for the season Liverpool have had thus far, as they have lifted the standards at training.

Robertson said, as quoted by the Mirror: “If we play 11 v 11, then the yellows [youngsters], as they are, are causing us all sorts of problems and that’s why we are ready when it comes to Saturday or Sunday in the Premier League because we have faced very good opposition on the Friday in terms of trying stuff.

“They are playing against a successful team, but they hold their own. They’re excellent.

“Maybe people didn’t believe us, but when you see the young lads, such as Curtis and Harvey, they are pushing Mo Salah, they are pushing Jordan Henderson in these positions because they are really good and the manager has shown he’s not scared to blood them in big games.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Curtis Jones of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 05, 2020 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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“And if they get a run-out again, it will only help their development. They are young, but they add so much to our squad.

“Curtis was on the bench again at Wolves– and so was Neco – these guys are doing so well in training and if they keep the attitude they’ve got and if they keep growing in terms of quality and confidence, then they are going to have big careers. If they do play at Shrewsbury, it will be another big step for them.”

It is great to hear Robertson praising those who are doing the hard work behind the scenes. There is nothing better than hearing that the youngsters are keeping the players in the first XI on their feet.

Complacency can definitely ruin a teams season, but that has never been an issue with any of the sides Jurgen Klopp has been in charge of. The youngsters will get their chance tonight in the FA Cup away against Shrewsbury Town.

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