Andy Robertson adds to Jurgen Klopp’s injury woe with the Liverpool defender ruled out until after this month’s international break with a knee injury
- Andy Robertson looks set to miss Liverpool’s match with Ajax with a knee injury
- The Scotland captain was seen at the club’s training centre in a knee brace
- He joins a long list of sidelined players for Jurgen Klopp’s side at the moment
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson will be out until after this month’s international break with a knee injury.
The Reds will be eager to get their Champions League campaign back on the right path against Ajax on Tuesday night after a shambolic 4-1 loss to Napoli in their opening match.
But they will have to make do without the Scotland captain, who was spotted wearing a knee brace at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre on Sunday.
Andy Robertson will miss Liverpool’s match with Ajax on Tuesday due to a knee problem
Speaking on Monday ahead of the game with Ajax, Jurgen Klopp confirmed the 28-year-old will be out at least until after this month’s international break.
He said: ‘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.’
Robertson played all 90 minutes of the loss in Naples, but his place on the left side of defence is likely to be taken by Kostas Tsimikas.
Liverpool’s list of sidelined players currently includes Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Caoimhin Kelleher.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has added Robertson to a long list of sidelined players
However, Diogo Jota returned to action last weekend against Everton after a pre-season hamstring injury.
Thiago Alcantara also returned after a month out during the Napoli defeat, and Fabio Carvalho may be back despite suffering a dead leg in the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool’s match against Ajax will go ahead as planned, despite widespread disruption across the UK as the country pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death on Thursday at the age of 96.
Rangers are the fourth team in Group A, with those all-British group stage games to be played after the international break.
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