Andy Robertson is hopeful that Liverpool’s horrendous battle with injuries this season is now a thing of the past.
Jurgen Klopp, after all, has seen the bulk of his Premier League-winning squad decimated to its core in 2020/21.
Other than Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Robertson, ever senior Liverpool member has spent at least three weeks on the sidelines.
Moreover, the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip have all suffered season-ending setbacks this term.
So, it’s clear that Liverpool’s misfortune with injuries in recent months couldn’t have been any worse.
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Thankfully, though, players are slowly beginning to return to action as Liverpool look to salvage what they can in the remaining few weeks of the campaign.
Robertson on injuries
And Robertson has reiterated how he is hopeful that the worst is finally behind Liverpool.
“Every season is a test,” he said, per The ECHO. “Trying to win a league with the expectations at Liverpool is incredibly difficult.
“Last season and the season before were tests in different ways. But this one has been tough, of course it has.
“Having people fall around you – every game we were going into, we were picking up injuries.
“Hopefully, touch wood, we have kind of stopped that now.
“In the last six to eight games, we have not picked up many and we have started to get boys back.
“Being a mainstay of that team, keeping myself fit and being able to be relied on: I have enjoyed the responsibility. But I’ve not enjoyed the results on the park.
“We know we can do better but we’ve got a big finish to the season. We’ve got nine games left in the Premier League to try to push up into a more respectable position. And we are in the last eight of the Champions League.”
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Robertson is spot-on. It’s certainly been an overused phrase, but this season has been pretty-much a write-off since match-week five.
All season long, Liverpool have been without players in key positions.
Remarkably, Klopp is still yet to play what is considered by some as the Reds’ strongest starting XI this season.
It’s no surprise, then, that Liverpool’s powers in the top-flight have waned considerably in recent months.
Still, despite the constant uphill battle with adversity, Liverpool can still make this season a success.
Klopp and his team are just four matches away from a third Champions League final in four seasons, after all. Bring home European Cup No.7 and the demons of the past will be swiftly put to bed.