Liverpool’s left-back Andrew Robertson is set to undergo surgery following a shoulder injury sustained while playing for Scotland during the recent international break. Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, confirmed the news, expressing uncertainty about the exact length of Robertson’s absence.
The incident occurred during the Euro 2024 qualifying match against Spain, leading to Robertson leaving the field with his arm in a sling. With the surgery decision made, his return date remains unknown, but Klopp suggested that recovery from such a procedure is not swift, particularly in the context of football-specific activities due to the cautious approach required.
In Robertson’s absence, Greek left-back Kostas Tsimikas is expected to assume a more prominent role, having previously deputized for the Scottish international. Klopp, however, emphasized the need for additional options, indicating that Joe Gomez and 19-year-old Luke Chambers could be potential alternatives for the left-back position if necessary.
Aside from Robertson’s injury, Klopp provided updates on other players in the Liverpool squad. He mentioned that midfielders Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara are still recovering from calf and hip issues, respectively, while young attacker Ben Doak is unavailable due to a minor muscle problem. There was a slim chance of Cody Gakpo returning from a knee injury, but Diogo Jota was set to return from a one-game domestic ban.
Liverpool iare preparing for a pivotal match in the Premier League against their local rivals, Everton. The team understands the significance of this highly anticipated derby and will strive to momentarily take the top spot in the league standings. Though there are concerns regarding the fitness of some key players, manager Jurgen Klopp remains optimistic and counts on his available squad members to deliver an impressive performance