The Reds defender will miss the first weeks of the campaign after suffering a concussion in a friendly preseason
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is expected to miss weeks rather than months as the full-back says he will work hard to recover from his recent injury.
Robertson has been diagnosed with a ligament injury that will take time to heal, which will keep him out of the first few games of Liverpool’s season.
But the Scottish international also says that scans have revealed that the injury was ‘nothing too big’, as he looks forward to being on the field again soon.
What did Robertson say?
“Thank you to everyone for the friendly messages and support,” he continued. Twitter. “Scan does not indicate anything too large, but there is ligament damage that needs to be repaired.
“I will vaccinate every day so I can help the team again sooner rather than later. Good luck to the boys playing tonight.”
Klopp weighs in
Jurgen Klopp discussed Roberson’s injury after Liverpool’s friendly against Osasuna, a 3-1 victory for the German team.
“Time frame? Not really, but I think we were lucky,” Klopp told LFCTV.
“It could have been a lot worse. You saw the footage and it does not look good, but I think we were lucky.
“I’m not sure [if he will return] before or after the international break, it is difficult in this situation, but [it won’t be] too long.
“But yes, we have Kostas Tsimikas behind, which is nice too.”
How did the injury happen?
The defender limped out of Liverpool’s friendly against Athletic Club on Sunday.
Robertson had to be helped off the field after rolling his right ankle while blocking a cross.
He was replaced by Owen Beck, while Tsimikas started for the friendly match against Osasuna.
The Greek defender is expected to get a start again for Liverpool’s season opener against Norwich, despite having only played six Premier League minutes last season.