Andy Robertson says he will feel no fear in the toughest title race for years.

The Liverpool defender has crafted a never-say-die approach to his football career...after struggling so long and so hard to establish himself as a kid trying to make his way in the game.

Robertson has revealed when he was a teenager and rejected by Celtic, he gave himself a year to try and fight his way back to the pro level, and vowed to give it everything. Now, he takes the same approach in the scrap with Manchester City .

“My attitude when I go onto the pitch has always been fearless. I’ve never gone into a game fearing anything or anyone,” he explained.

“My upbringing probably does have a bit to do with it. I try to enjoy every minute and give 100 per cent. I’m realistic – every game, not all of us can play to the highest of our ability. Mistakes happen in this game, it’s how you deal with it.

Andy Robertson insists he will be "fearless" in Liverpool's title bid

“Some days not everything comes off, but if I’ve given everything, you’ll criticise yourself in terms of performance, but you’ll know you’ve made it hard for your opponent. That’s the attitude I’ve always taken and will always continue to have.”

Robertson has shown that attitude perfectly in recent weeks, after a slight slip in level as Liverpool dropped points against Leicester and West Ham . But he was brilliant against Bournemouth as the Reds got back on track.

That ability to bounce back was crafted when he was told he wasn’t good enough by Celtic, but fought on to establish a career and said to his parents: “Give me a year. A lot of parents would have said no.”

Robertson has played 30 times for the Reds this season
Robertson has been a revelation since joining from Hull

Now his mum and dad are regular visitors to Anfield on the biggest football nights, where his Celtic-supporting father is still star-struck by Kenny Dalglish.

But Robertson is unfazed by anything, his attitude still the same as the days when his career looked over before it started. “I wouldn’t say I’ve got nothing to lose because now the stakes are high.

“Of course, if you drop below [your standards] you’ve got your position to lose. You can get criticised or... you can become a hero. It’s all about dealing with that.”

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