Andy Robertson was substituted in Scotland’s World Cup qualifier vs. Denmark and James Pearce says there is a chance he could start on Saturday against Arsenal.
The Scotsman has had a topsy turvy season so far, with good performances followed by lacklustre ones and this has seen calls for Kostas Tsimikas to start over him.
Jurgen Klopp was loyal to Robertson against West Ham but the left-back was nowhere near the level he is able to perform at and now, with injury striking, he needs to be rested.
James Pearce reports for the Athletic that Robbo underwent a scan on his hamstring and the great news is that has not torn or strained the muscle and instead, he’s simply experiencing “tightness” in the hamstring.
“He’s rated as “50-50” to feature against Mikel Arteta’s side,” writes Pearce and “Tsimikas is set to start at left-back” if “Robertson, who was substituted by Steve Clarke in the 79th minute on Monday night, doesn’t make it.”
It’s great to know now that Tsimikas is as capable a replacement as you can possibly get after his difficulties last season and in some ways, I think fans are desperate to see more of him even if we want Robertson to be in the side as well.
For Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff, they couldn’t ask for more. Top left-backs are hard to come by and Liverpool have two and with a lot of games to come before the end of 2021, Tsimikas and Robertson should both get their fair share of game time.