Andy Robertson has twisted his ankle while playing for Liverpool. The midfielder is due to undergo a scan today. Liverpool are waiting for further updates on Robertson’s injury before their trip to Norfolk. The first team will be without Andy Robertson for the start of the Premier League campaign. Kostas Tsimikas is the favourite to start for the Reds in the game against Arsenal. Virgil van Dijk played the full 90 minutes against Athletic Bilbao.
Andy Robertson will miss the start of the Premier League season with ankle ligament damage
Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson will be out of the Premier League for a few weeks following an ankle ligament injury. The injury occurred during a friendly match against Athletic Bilbao. Fortunately, he was able to leave the field without needing a stretcher. The left-back will be on crutches for a week and will have to use crutches for two or three weeks. However, he is unlikely to play any further football until the swelling has reduced.
The good news for Liverpool is that the initial injury is only expected to last a few weeks, with the defender set to face Norwich City on 28 August. Then, he’ll have two weeks of rest before facing Leeds United. Klopp also hinted that the injury will not be as serious as previously thought, with Robertson looking to be fully fit in time to face Arsenal in mid-September.
Liverpool’s Andy Robertson will undergo an ankle scan on Monday to determine whether he will miss the start of the season. The injured forward will have further scans performed once the first international break is over. However, the injury is still serious, and the club is now looking for a replacement for the injured player. Andy Robertson will be out for a few weeks. The first international break is from August 30 to September 8.
Although Liverpool will be without the midfielder for a few months, the news is still good news for the Reds. After the injury, the player will be able to walk on crutches or a boot. The injury occurred in November of last year, but he said he had sat out so that he would not be injured for months. It’s important to note that a player with a major injury should not be playing any football until the ligaments heal.
Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp has provided a lengthy update on the injury of one of his most important players, Andy Robertson. The Englishman underwent an ankle scan on Monday, but the diagnosis of ligament damage is uncertain. The club will wait to see if he will be able to play against Arsenal after the scan. Meanwhile, Harvey Elliott has already returned to full training, and Robertson will miss the game against Arsenal.
Kostas Tsimikas is favourite to line up for Liverpool
After a season in which he played more minutes than any other player, Andy Robertson is set to miss a few weeks. However, a recent injury has left him in a vulnerable position. During his time at the club, Robertson was often the mainstay of the left back line and supported his inexperienced team-mates. Kostas Tsimikas was one of the first players to be signed after Liverpool won the Premier League and spent most of last season on the bench. It would be a huge blow for the youngster if he did not play as many minutes as his more experienced team-mate.
Besides Andy Robertson, Liverpool have signed several new players for the coming season. Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino have arrived from RB Salzburg, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Divock Origi have recently returned from loan spells. It will be a tough task for them to establish a stable partnership with a starting eleven without Andy Robertson. Despite this, Klopp has accepted that there are more options than he had in the past.
While the new players will need some time to adjust to the new coaching methods and tactics of Klopp, the former Manchester United manager is not eager to change full-backs after the initial period. Despite his relatively inexperience at the Premier League, Tsimikas has played seven times last season, making two Champions League group stage starts and one League Cup start. He was in good form in training throughout last season and has been praised by Klopp.
The young Greek defender has been linked with a move to Liverpool after the England international’s injury. He is the most likely replacement for Virgil van Dijk, who is out until 2023. In the meantime, Tsimikas is expected to provide a valuable backup to Robertson. As long as he has sufficient fitness, he will be a strong contender to start at left-back for the Reds.
Tsimikas’ form has been impressive, but the former Newcastle United defender was impressive against Chelsea in the FA Cup last year. He had six crosses and three opportunities, while ensuring that his team won the game. But, with Robertson out for the next few weeks, the reds will look to Tsimikas to fill in his absence.
Jordan Henderson could also miss the match against Arsenal
The Liverpool captain is hopeful that he will be fit to face Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. He has recently returned from international duty, having suffered a groin injury against Albania. While Gareth Southgate is unable to divulge the nature of the injury, James Pearce has revealed that it is a tight groin. This means that it is unlikely that Henderson will start the match.
As a result, Andy Robertson is out of the match for Arsenal and Henderson could also miss it as well. The injury to the Arsenal striker will also prevent the Liverpool midfielder from playing for the Reds on Saturday. However, this injury has been affecting Liverpool’s defender for some time now. Although he is not expected to be able to play for the first team against Arsenal on Sunday, he is unlikely to be unavailable for the second half of the match. The defender has a history of injuries – including a fractured toe, which was the culprit for his previous ankle injury.
Despite these injuries, Liverpool will have a different look in midfield against Arsenal. Andy Robertson could be replaced by Kostas Tsimikas at left-back, while Jordan Henderson could also miss the match against Arsenal. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Diogo Jota will likely play up front. But it remains to be seen whether Henderson can adapt to playing in the right midfield position.
The Reds are confident that they can get the job done against Arsenal as long as he is fit and available. The England manager has already confirmed that Andy Robertson tested positive for COVID last year. After this result, Liverpool have won eight out of the last thirteen matches in the Premier League at Anfield. With a win over Arsenal, they could leap-frog Liverpool in the league table.
It’s not all bad news for Liverpool as they are 2-0 down and facing Arsenal in the North London Derby. However, they will still need to win against Arsenal to remain in the top four. So, it’s vital that they win on Saturday. If Tottenham fail to do that, they risk losing the league and being knocked out. You can be sure that they will lose, but only by a single goal.
Virgil van Dijk played 90 minutes against Athletic Bilbao
Virgil van Dijk has started the vast majority of Liverpool’s matches this season. In the league, he has made 34 starts and accumulated 3,060 minutes of playing time. The last time he played 90 minutes was on May 10 against Aston Villa. In total, he has registered three goals and one assist and has been shown three yellow cards. He is likely to continue to make appearances for Liverpool for a long time to come.
Virgil van Dijk is proving to be an important part of Liverpool’s title bid. His impressive durability and ability to keep a clean sheet has made him a key member of the Liverpool squad. He has yet to miss a Premier League match since January and has not suffered a knock to his back. Last season, he won the PFA Player of the Month award.
When the season started, Van Dijk started alongside Joe Gomez and conceded five goals. At the time, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold were Liverpool’s first choice centre-backs. Virgil van Dijk was promoted to captain after Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold retired due to injury. Virgil van Dijk started his first match as captain against Red Star Belgrade on October 24, 2018.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp didn’t take any chances on Mo Salah, who is yet to recover from a groin injury. Meanwhile, Virgil van Dijk, who is regarded as one of the best defenders in the Premier League, has also re-established a good relationship with Joel Matip. The two have worked together as part of the neuro11 initiative. This initiative was set up by Niklas Hausler and Patrick Hantschke, who specialise in mental strength training for professional sportsmen.
Virgil van Dijk made nine clearances and won seven balls in his own area. The Dutch defender was on his game after suffering a long injury. The Dutch defender’s performances have been crucial to the Reds’ title bid. The club’s first title in 30 years and is one step closer to a treble. With his exemplary performances, Van Dijk continues to be an essential part of the Liverpool team.