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Liverpool fullback Robertson forced to change his game to avoid injury

Andy Robertson admits he needs to tweak his game due to this season's condensed schedule.

Liverpool have had to play a match every three days as they are competing in both England and Europe.

Robertson agrees with manager Jurgen Klopp that the schedule should be changed, but the Scotsman says he will do what he can on the field to avoid injury.

"I always go 100%," he said at a press conference ahead of his side's meeting with Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday. "You know, when it gets to game day, I always go 100% of course. But certain games you maybe need to adapt.

"For instance, Atalanta away, we adapted a wee bit - me and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] played a wee bit deeper and a wee bit more inside, instead of us being the width, that maybe saved our legs a wee bit or didn't mean we were sprinting as much. We also got taken off in that game because of how well we had played and the game was finished.

"You maybe do need to adapt as the season goes on but not too much - the reason you are playing is because of the way you play, so you can't change everything and you can't change too much.

"The schedule isn't going to change, we know what games we've got coming up, we know what games are around the corner. It's just about trying to prepare as best as possible for them, trying to keep as fit and healthy, trying to listen to the sports scientists, listen to your body and trying to do everything right leading up to games.

"So far, touch wood, I've been OK and I've been fit. Hopefully that continues because obviously the schedule is not going to get any easier but hopefully I can stay as fit and healthy as I am just now."

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