Liverpool are in the midst of an injury crisis. The Reds first team has been dropping like flies in recent weeks and months. As the hectic winter schedule approaches, Jürgen Klopp will be scratching his head wondering how he’ll get through it. The issue could worsen after Andy Robertson said his hamstring seized up last night.
Liverpool injury crisis
Have you ever seen anything like it? Really?
Liverpool have lost no less than 13 players to injury since the start of the season.
Key players have endured stretches on the sidelines as Jürgen Klopp pleads for extra subs to avoid such injuries.
Thiago has been ruled out by a positive COVID test and a petulant Richarlison tackle
Virgil van Dijk is out for the season after he ruptured his ACL in the Merseyside Derby.
Alisson has been on the treatment table for a spell, as have Joel Matip and Naby Keita.
Most recently we learned that Joe Gomez will be out for most of the season after undergoing knee surgery.
Andy Robertson hamstring
Last night Scotland men’s team qualified for their first major tournament in 23 years.
In a post match interview, the nation’s skipper discussed the penalty shootout. In doing so, Andy Robertson complained of a hamstring problem, saying:
“I think I was next [to take a penalty] but my hamstring had seized up in the second half of extra time.
“It was just a bit of cramp but it was my left one so I was nervous it would cramp up.”
What RTK has to say
Whilst this may not seem important, just a bit of cramp, the Liverpool injury crisis could worsen if Scotland decide to play Andy Robertson and his cramped hamstring in their coming fixtures.
The Scots play twice more during the break, taking on Slovakia this Sunday and Israel next Wednesday.
The left back needs a break desperately, if he is overworked in this period then he could worsen any issue he has with his hamstring and that could cost us dearly – our entire first choice back four would be ruled out for the visit from Leicester.
If I was Jürgen Klopp I’d be straight onto Steve Clarke begging him to release Robbo – he’s done enough.