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Andy Robertson Says No Team Would Have Dealt With Their Injuries

Andy Robertson Says No Team Would Have Dealt With Their Injuries

Andy Robertson has claimed that Liverpool's injuries this season have been so bad that no team in world football would have been able to cope.

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Liverpool's defence of the Premier League title they won so convincingly last season has been far from ideal, with the Reds now 22 points behind table toppers Manchester City and still five points off the top four.

Jurgen Klopp's side have been hampered by a long list of injuries, although not the worst number of injuries suffered by a side defending the title, especially in defence.

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Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have all had long term injuries, with Fabinho and Jordan Henderson also suffering injuries after filling in at the back.

Robertson is one of the few defenders who hasn't had a long period out with injury and he reckons any team would have struggled with the same problems.

"If you tell any team in world football that they're going to have 18 different partnerships in a season at centre-back, no team in the world deals with that - not one," he told Sky Sports.

"Usually we have Virg, who's very vocal, we have Joey Gomez that leads by example and we have Joel that leads by example. We've had Fabinho, Hendo.

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"But now we've got Nat Phillips who obviously wasn't here last season, was out on loan, and now he's there. We've got [Ozan] Kabak who's just a young lad, who's just come in, and we've got Ben Davies who's been signed from a Championship club and needs to take time - and big Reece [Williams] of course.

"But all of them are relatively inexperienced and its trying to help them, but also trying to help the team by you focusing on yourself.

"So it's been tough for me personally of course it has, but look - it's part and parcel of it. I'm probably the leader at the back, I'm probably the most vocal at the back now and it's just trying to make sure that we do as well as we can and we try and keep as many clean sheets as we can, because that's the only way we're going to win games."

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Van Dijk's injury came very early in the season against Everton. Image: PA Images
Van Dijk's injury came very early in the season against Everton. Image: PA Images

This week Klopp admitted even being in the top four would be 'big' for the Reds this season, saying, "Yes it would be big.

"You can see the competitors. It is about what we can bring on the pitch. It is about results. The table doesn't lie. We know that points-wise we are not that far away, but results-wise we are."

Will Liverpool finish in the top four?

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Liverpool, Andrew Robertson, Football, Premier League, Joe Gomez, Virgil Van Dijk, Jurgen Klopp, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho

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