By James Sharpe For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 22:43 BST, 20 April 2019 | Updated: 22:53 BST, 20 April 2019
It says everything about what is at stake for Liverpool and how delicately their hopes of immortality dangle in the balance, that a meeting with a Cardiff team managed by Neil Warnock can share equal stature with taking on Barcelona for a place in the Champions League final.
'They are both as big as each other,' is the view of Liverpool full-back Andy Robertson.
'Barcelona is far in the future. We cannot think about that. We are still going for a league title. We are fighting with Man City. Every game is as big as the next one.'
Andy Robertson insists Liverpool will be treating Cardiff and Barcelona exactly the same
To take one game at a time is a phrase so frequently recited from the footballer's book of cliches that there is a crease down the spine and its worn pages have long curled up at the corners. With Robertson, you could tell he meant it.
For Liverpool right now, it could not be more true. There is no let-up. Each win alone is not sufficient to bring glory to