Liverpool star pictured in sling as fears grow Liverpool star will be out injured until 2024
Andy Robertson has been pictured with his right arm in a sling, adding to the fears that the Liverpool star will be out for an extended period of time.
The defender suffered a shoulder injury after colliding with goalkeeper Unai Simon shortly before half-time in Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to Spain last Thursday.
The Scottish captain had to be substituted off and was clearly in pain as he left the pitch, with his national team manager unable to clarify how serious the injury was.
As always with injured players, we send them back to their club. Andy’s gone back to Liverpool,’ Steve Clarke said on Tuesday
‘Liverpool will deal with his injury. Obviously it’s a shoulder issue and Liverpool will deal with it.
‘If he’s fit for next month, it’s great. If he’s not fit for next month then hopefully he’ll be fit as soon as possible for his club.’
But this latest update suggests Robertson could be sidelined for a while, with The Mirror reporting that he may not return to action until next year.
If true, this is a massive blow for Liverpool, with the 29-year-old one of the best left-backs in the world and a key player for Jurgen Klopp, having played every minute of their Premier League campaign so far.
The Reds are fourth in the table, three points off leaders Tottenham after eight games, and return to action on Saturday with the Merseyside derby against Everton.
Should Robertson miss the remainder of 2023, he will be absent for key games against Manchester City in November, and Manchester United, Arsenal and Newcastle in December.
He joins Thiago Alcantara and Caoimhin Kelleher on the sidelines, as well as the suspended Curtis Jones, but there is hope that Cody Gakpo and Stefan Bajcetic will be fit in time to face Everton.
Klopp can call upon Kostas Tsimikas, who recently signed a new four-year contract with Liverpool, to deputise, though young left-back Luke Chambers, who recently made his debut for the club, has reportedly also suffered a minor injury.
Tsimikas has made 65 appearances for the Reds since moving to Anfield in 2020, but this campaign has had just four minutes of league action.