Football NewsAndy Robertson is injured in a friendly match
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Klopp watched Andy Robertson walk in discomfort from their Sunday afternoon meeting at Anfield.


It was quite painful

The left-back limped from Liverpool’s friendly against Athletic on Sunday. Shortly before noon, the Scottish International was forced out of the field after rolling a right ankle while blocking the cross and was replaced by Owen Beck. Andy Robertson had to help as he left the court, taking care of Jurgen Klopp just a week before the start of the Premier League season. Jurgen Klopp, speaking after the game, said that they do not know at the moment how serious it is. It was pretty painful. According to Klopp, the pain has already subsided, but they cannot say anything without further evaluation tomorrow. Andy Robertson will have a scan done and then they will know more.


A little about the topic

Seeing Andy Robertson’s premature departure would be an unwelcome echo of last season for Jurgen Klopp. Liverpool suffered injuries on their defense throughout the 2020-21 campaign, with Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk all missing out on long periods of trouble. In addition, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold also had concerns. Andy Robertson, however, was mostly present for the Reds as they charged in the Champions League seats at the end of the campaign. Indeed, the left rear section is an area where Anfield is believed to be lacking in depth, and Kostas Tsimikas provides competition for the Scottish International in this area.

If Andy Robertson’s question turns out to be serious, it could force Liverpool to enter the transfer market for the first time this summer, with Jurgen Klopp refraining from any major arrivals other than Ibrahima Konate joining RB Leipzig – a deal that was closed before the end past term. It is therefore an unwelcome turn of events before Liverpool embarks on their quest to reclaim the Premier League crown with an away match against Norwich next Saturday.