Andy Robertson has been ruled out of the Champions League clash between Liverpool and Ajax on Tuesday night.
The left-back started in the Reds’ last game, last Tuesday’s humiliating defeat at Napoli, but was spotted wearing a knee brace at the club’s training ground over the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp has now confirmed Liverpool fans’ worst fears and said the Scotland international will be out in the next few weeks.
In his press conference before the game on Monday, the German coach said: “Robbo is not at 100 percent now. [He felt something] very late, 93rd or whatever – actually he didn’t feel it until the next day.
“He’ll be out at least until the international break.”
Robertson’s knee injury will also mean he will miss Sunday’s big game at Chelsea, although that game may well be postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
While football is due to resume in Britain this week, “severe restrictions on police resources” in London have put all matches in the capital at risk as preparations for Her Majesty’s funeral continue.
Arsenal’s Europa League game against PSV on Thursday has therefore already been canceled and a decision on which games can go ahead is expected to be made soon.
Liverpool’s first game after September’s internationals is currently set to take place against Brighton at Anfield, but with many games already being postponed the schedule is likely to be heavily altered.
As for the Ajax game, Kostas Tsimikas will most likely start in Robertson’s place but it’s another major blow to Klopp’s squad, which has been decimated by injuries since the start of the season.
Currently on the sidelines are Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Caoimhin Kelleher but Fabio Carvalho is back from the deadlock he suffered in the Merseyside derby.
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