Andy Robertson was pressured off with a nasty wanting damage throughout Liverpool’s pre-season pleasant in opposition to Athletic Membership on Sunday.
Robertson stayed down after he tried to dam a cross from Athletic large man Alex Berenguer within the latter levels of the primary half. He instantly appeared uncomfortable and required prolonged on-field remedy.
Replays confirmed the Scot had caught his foot within the turf, turning his ankle to an unnatural place. A stretcher was not required, although, with Robertson managing to depart the sector with the help of two Liverpool medical workers members.
Talking after the sport, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp mentioned (per James Pearce): “We do not know on this second how severe it’s. He twisted his ankle. The ache settled already however additional assessments tomorrow with a scan. Then we are going to know extra.”
Any interval of absence can be a bitter blow for the Reds. Robertson is among the finest on this planet in his place and has registered a mixed 30 assists over the previous three Premier League seasons.
Liverpool are additionally gentle at left-back. Kostas Tsimikas, who made simply seven appearances in all competitions final outing, is the one pure within the place within the first-team squad. Teenager Owen Beck – who changed Robertson on Saturday – can even play there however he has little or no expertise.
Though Robertson’s damage was a setback, there have been some positives to remove from Sunday’s recreation. Virgil van Dijk continued his restoration from an ACL damage, enjoying 72 minutes earlier than receiving a rapturous ovation from the Anfield crowd. Naby Keita and Joel Matip, who each struggled with accidents final season, additionally received minutes within the tank.
Diogo Jota put the Reds 1-0 up within the first half with a exact end. Berenguer then levelled issues up after the break by ending off Inaki Williams’ wonderful cross. Liverpool have yet another pre-season pleasant in opposition to Osasuna on Monday earlier than they kick off their Premier League marketing campaign with a visit to Carrow Highway to face Norwich City subsequent Saturday.