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Robertson on Benfica lighters: 'Maybe it will help them stop smoking'


Andy Robertson was targeted with lighters by Benfica fans during Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final first-leg win on Tuesday but the left-back joked: "Maybe it will help them stop smoking".

Goals from Ibrahima Konate, Sadio Mane and Luis Diaz secured a 3-1 victory for Jurgen Klopp's side in Lisbon ahead of next week's return leg.

During the final minutes of the match, Robertson - who had earlier assisted Konate for his first Liverpool goal - appeared to have objects thrown at him as he prepared to take a corner.

Reacting to the incident after the game, he told BT Sport: "I had quite a few lighters thrown at me - maybe it will help them stop smoking. You've got to take the positives. We've seen it a lot, people getting hit, luckily they were all quite close to me but they didn't hit me.

"It's tough when it's late in the game and the fans are frustrated but you should not throw stuff onto the pitch. It could hurt people. I was just trying to take the corner and get out of there as quick as possible."

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