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Liverpool suffer another injury blow ahead of Ajax game

Chris Stonadge

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Liverpool suffer another injury blow ahead of Ajax game

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson has been ruled out of today's Champions League clash with Ajax with a knee injury.

The Scot was spotted in a brace by Liverpool Echo reporter Paul Gorst at the AXA Training Centre in Kirkby on Sunday

It’s yet another huge blow for Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are already missing Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones amongst others on the physio table.

Luckily, in the left-back position, they have a readymade replacement in Kostas Tsimikas, who started the Merseyside derby ahead of Robertson last weekend.

The Greek international has been knocking on the door with Robertson in poor form, and will be keen to cement his place in the first team for the coming months.

Klopp confirmed the injury in his press conference, saying that he will be out until after the international break.

“Robbo now is not 100 per cent. [He felt something] Very late, 93rd or whatever minute - actually he felt it the next day only. But yeah, he is out for at least, I would say, after the international break.

"No, I don't expect him to go on international duty. The expected return date is in October."

The defender is set to miss out on Scotland’s UEFA Nations League matches later this month, as they take on Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland.

Despite this recent setback, Liverpool fans will be pleased to have witnessed the return of Diogo Jota and Thiago Alcantara in recent weeks, whilst they are expecting Fabio Carvalho to be available after he missed the trip to Napoli.

The Reds have had a difficult start to the season, leaving them seventh in the league table, six points behind early leaders Arsenal and five behind likely challengers Manchester City.

And they will fall even further behind, with their match against Chelsea being postponed due to the Queen’s state funeral.

Klopp will hope to have Robertson back soon ahead of a heavy schedule before the Qatar World Cup.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Andy Robertson, Ajax, Champions League, Liverpool

Chris Stonadge
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