Liverpool could be without another player against Arsenal this weekend, after Andy Robertson limped off holding his hamstring on Monday.
Adding to a growing injury list for Liverpool, Andy Robertson was forced to withdraw during Scotland’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Monday night.
As usual, Robertson had started at left-wing-back ahead of Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney at left-centre-back. But in the 80th minute, with the game still in the balance at 1-0, he went down injured.
The Liverpool man came off limping and holding his hamstring. Though he did reportedly return to the pitch to applaud the fans after the game.
Even a minor hamstring injury would rule him out of Saturday’s game, so he’s unlikely to feature against Arsenal unless it was just a total false alarm.
Robertson is one of a few of Liverpool’s usual starters who could end up missing the game.
Earlier this month, we covered the reports that Roberto Firmino is likely to miss the Premier League clash.
Speaking in his press conference at the time, Jurgen Klopp confirmed the striker has a hamstring injury, and it’s serious enough to keep him out for at least a few weeks.
Both Sadio Mane and Jordan Henderson have also had problems on international duty, though it seems Mane will be fit to feature.
Mane was substituted in the opening half an hour as Senegal faced Togo on Thursday, after a clash in an aerial duel. Initially, his manager suggested it was nothing too serious.
“Yes, the exit of Sadio Mane destabilized us,” Aliou Cisse admitted.
“He is an important player for the team, we took him off as a precaution and there is nothing serious.”
Mane didn’t then return for Senegal’s following game against Congo, but James Pearce reports that he should be available to face Arsenal.
As for Henderson, he’s returned to Liverpool early for further assessment on an injury picked up in England’s opening game of the break.
Again, there’s no suggestion it’s anything too serious, but it could leave his participation this weekend in doubt. He’s yet to return to team training with Liverpool.
Liverpool are a top team, and they’ll certainly have players ready to fill in to good effect.
Diogo Jota always seems to turn up against Arsenal, and as long as Mohamed Salah doesn’t pick up an injury, they’ll still have the best player in the league available.
Some Liverpool fans were calling for Kostas Tsimikas to replace Robertson even before the injury concern. So Robertson’s injury may not be such a major blow.