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Liverpool receive vital injury boost as Andy Robertson returns next week

Andy Robertson is back in training and returns to the squad next week, according to reports. There had been fears that the Scot would be out for some time.

Andy Robertson returns to Liverpool’s first-team squad next week. That’s according to the Athletic.

They claim the Scot will almost certainly start against Chelsea next Saturday. He’s already back in first-team training, in fact.

Robertson picked up an injury in Liverpool’s final pre-season friendly nearly two weeks ago. He left Anfield on crutches, sparking fears that he’d be gone for months.

But a scan revealed only minor ligament damage. Robertson won’t miss significant game time – only two matches.

Andy Robertson returns

Wonderful news for Liverpool as the only missing member from their first XI is back in business. It feels like the Reds actually got lucky with an injury for once.

Nothing went well last year, with both Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez being ruled out for the season by November. There would be lengthy spells out for Thiago, Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho and Jordan Henderson, too.

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So it was natural to worry about Robertson. It looked like the latest in a long line of serious problems for the Reds. Instead, it’s really been nothing to worry about.

Both Jordan Henderson and Thiago are now in contention for this weekend. So with Robertson’s return, Liverpool have everyone back against Chelsea.

Presuming no one picks up a problem tomorrow against Burnley, of course.

It would be the first time since the 2019/20 season that Jurgen Klopp had his first XI available. The only game last season that came close was against Everton on October 17th.

Klopp put out his strongest outfield 10 but Alisson Becker couldn’t play. That was also the game where Van Dijk was ruled out for the season, of course.

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