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Andy Robertson Reveals He Regrets Shoving Lionel Messi At Anfield

Andy Robertson Reveals He Regrets Shoving Lionel Messi At Anfield

Andy Robertson has revealed he regrets shoving Lionel Messi in the head during last year's Champions League semi-final second leg at Anfield.

Liverpool went on to win the game 4-0 in one of the biggest Champions League moments in recent memory.

One key moment that stood out during the game was Robertson pushing Messi while he was down in the opening moments.

Despite the love many Liverpool fans have for the clip, Robertson himself doesn't look back on the action fondly.

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"When I look back on things I don't really regret anything because I feel as if everything is experience that makes you what you are," the 25-year-old explained to The Daily Mail.

"But I do look back on that moment with Messi as one regret. I don't like seeing it. When I saw it afterwards I was gutted.

"We all had the attitude that day that nothing was standing in our way to get to that final and we created that atmosphere around the stadium and me and Fabinho were tracking him and there was a tangle of legs and we were on the floor. To do that to the greatest player that has ever played..."

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Image Credit: PA
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"I have nothing but respect for him and Barcelona, but we went into that game with the attitude that we were 3-0 down, we needed a miracle, we needed something special and if that little thing stopped the best player in the world playing to his highest potential."

"But I do regret it. That's not me as a person. That's not my personality. But that night a lot of things happened that you don't really remember."

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Despite this, he explained that Liverpool fans likely appreciated his actions and Jurgen Klopp's side are 'good at representing Liverpool right now.'

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"But Liverpool fans like the edge, I think. I feel that maybe this whole team is quite good at representing Liverpool right now. Liverpool is a big working class city. We go out and show hard work. We get beaten in games but what you can't question is that every time we go out there, we give 100%."

Two goals from Gini Wijnaldum and a Divock Origi double ensured Liverpool won the tie after falling 3-0 at Nou Camp.

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'The Reds' are currently 19 points clear at the top of the Premier League and remain unbeaten so far.

They return to action on Monday night when they take on West Ham United.

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Topics: Liverpool, Andrew Robertson, Football, Barcelona, Lionel Messi, Premier League, Champions League, Andy Robertson, reactions

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Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.