Andy Robertson insists his damage is ‘nothing too predominant’ but ankle ligament damage will gape the Liverpool defender omit the originate of the contemporary Premier League season.
The Reds possess been sweating on the defender’s successfully being after he became as soon as left in with out a doubt vast danger after exhibiting to badly roll his true ankle against Athletic Bilbao in Sunday’s pre-season pleasant at Anfield.
The Scotland captain became as soon as ready to limp off the pitch with assistance, however the scenes possess been tall field for Liverpool merely days sooner than their high-flight opener against Norwich.
The 27-year-historical didn’t omit a single league match last season, but will now omit the originate of the 2021/22 campaign after scans published the extent of the damage – even though he’ll happily take far from the need for surgical treatment.
Robertson tweeted: “Due to everybody for the kind messages and make stronger.
“Scan suggests nothing too predominant but there’s some ligament damage which is able to pray to mend.
“I will most definitely be grafting each day so I can support the team as soon as more sooner in location of later. Fine luck to the boys playing tonight.”
The news will come as a predominant reduction to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, who will solely be without Robertson for the brief versus the long-timeframe.
Meanwhile, Klopp admitted that Liverpool got ‘lucky’ with the prognosis for Robertson’s damage.
“I possess we got lucky with that. It could most likely most likely possess been powerful worse. We noticed the pictures, it didn’t look too successfully,” he educated Liverpool’s web position.
“But I possess we got lucky, this could now not be too long. I’m now not certain sooner than the worldwide spoil or after the worldwide spoil, it’s subtle in these instances.
“But now not too long. Obviously it became as soon as with out a doubt true to possess Kostas in the help hand, to possess diminutive Owen Beck in the help hand, which is candy as successfully.”
Robertson had chased down Alex Berenguer and attempted to block his unsuitable sooner than half-time, solely to pass over on his true ankle.
Left writhing in danger in entrance of the Kop, with an audible reaction from the fans who noticed it occur, teammate Naby Keita without extend rushed to the troubled Scot sooner than the medical team had a bet to asses.
The 40,000 fans internal Anfield gave the defender a raucous round of applause as he walked off with the support of the physios and with a look of discomfort etched on his face.
Kostas Tsimikas became as soon as being held help for Monday’s pleasant against Osasuna, so diminutive one Owen Beck became as soon as handed his likelihood by Jurgen Klopp.
It’s doubtless Tsimikas, who has made merely two league apperances for the Reds since signing from Olympiakos for round £12million last summer, will stand in for Robertson against Norwich on Saturday.
Robertson racked up 3,386 minutes of high-flight action last timeframe and dropping him for the originate of the contemporary season will most definitely be a huge blow to Klopp.
Liverpool’s preparations for the contemporary campaign had been sure and without predominant incident, sooner than the defender’s gruesome-taking a look damage.
While outcomes haven’t been wonderful – beating Mainz 1-0, dropping 4-3 to Hertha Berling and drawing 1-1 with Athletic Bilbao – the Merseysiders possess been boosted by the long-awaited returns of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
Against Bilbao, Diogo Jota opened the scoring for the hosts sooner than Berenguer levelled the rankings in the 2d half.
Klopp’s aspect are help at Anfield on Monday to face Spanish membership Osasuna of their closing pre-season clash, sooner than their commute to Carrow Road to receive their their 2021/22 Premier League campaign underway against Norwich.