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Kopites should be worried by Steve Clarke stance on Andy Robertson

Liverpool have had some harsh luck with injuries this season. The Reds have had their squad ravaged by knocks and niggles, seeing players ruled out with injury and illness. The international break has seen no relent in the problems, in fact we’ve had even more. Kopites should be worried by the Steve Clarke statement on Andy Robertson.

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Liverpool injury woes

The Reds have seen their entire back four succumb to injury.

They have also been without star man Thiago due to a knock sustained in the Merseyside Derby.

Mo Salah will miss the next game due to a positive COVID test.

Whilst fans will be sweating on the fitness of Brazilian midfielder Fabinho.

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During the international break Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson have missed minutes due to muscle problems.

 

Steve Clarke on Andy Robertson

Scotland’s men’s team qualified for their first major tournament in 23 years during this international break.

It took extra time and a penalty shootout but they got there. The Reds’ left back captained his country for the full 120 minutes of the decisive playoff game.

After the match he mentioned his hamstring seized up and he was subsequently left out of the squad for his nation’s next game.

The Mirror has relayed comments by Steve Clarke about the Andy Robertson situation which should worry Kopites, the Scotland boss saying:

“Andy was probably a little bit worse than the rest, which is why I left him out. It would have been too big a risk,”

“But he’s coming to Israel so we’ll assess him over there and hopefully get him on the pitch. That would be good as we’d like our captain on the pitch.”

What RTK has to say

This statement should worry Liverpool fans.

The Reds’ left back is already playing too much football, him heading off for international duty wasn’t ideal in the first place.

He then missed a game through injury and now his national manager wants to play him again.

This is reckless in the extreme, these aren’t important games. Scotland have just qualified for a major tournament for once, relish in it – don’t put your best players’ fitness at stake for no reason.

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