Liverpool suffered one of their worst defeats in recent history just before the international break. The Reds were thoroughly hammered by Aston Villa and will be itching to set the record straight. Thankfully for Liverpool, Andy Robertson has picked up a Scotland suspension, meaning he’ll be fit and fighting for the Everton game.
Wrongs to right
Liverpool were thoroughly hammered just before the international break.
The Reds went down early on against Aston Villa after Adrian set the tone for the evening with a sloppy pass, gifting the opposition a goal in the opening minutes.
Things quickly went from bad to worse and before we knew it we were on the wrong side of a thorough thrashing, one we’re more used to giving out than receiving.
The international break couldn’t have come at a worse time as the Reds look to right the wrongs of the Villa Park debacle.
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Andy Robertson suspension
During the international break Scotland took on Slovakia with the Scots running out 1-0 winners.
Lyndon Dykes netted the winner for the Tartan Army, a winner which put his country top of their Nations League group.
In the second half Andy Robertson picked up a suspension, kicking the ball away in frustration he was yellow carded.
This means that the left back will miss Wednesday’s game against the Czech Republic.
Massive boost for Liverpool
We’ve said it before: this international break couldn’t have come at a worse time.
The Reds need to come out and blitz Everton, having the Reds prepared would be crucial to that but most of the Reds will be away on internations until just a couple of days before the game, meaning they could be underprepared and not at full fitness for the Derby.
Now that Robbo has been ruled out of the Czech Republic tie we can rely on him to be fighting fit for Saturday, charging up and down our left flank and not giving the Everton back line a moment’s peace.
These games are all about marginal gains, this is one such marginal gain.