Jurgen Klopp says Andy Robertson was injured by Liverpool teammate Harvey Elliott before yesterday’s win over Leicester City.
Robertson was forced from the pitch with half an hour left of the 2-1 win last night. And speaking to liverpoolfc.com after the game, Klopp admitted that the 28-year-old had actually headed into the match with a little knock.
“Funnily enough, Harvey [Elliott], before the game, injured Robbo a little bit,” he explained. “In our warm-up game, he hit him with a knee at the hip, so it was a dead leg. He could play but then at one point the muscle closed and he couldn’t play on.”
Klopp also addressed an issue picked up by Elliott, who limped off with five minutes of the game remaining.
“Harvey got a knock, which was quite painful,” he said. “But when you see the situation because it is clear that’s painful, but that’s it, I think.”
Both players should be back for Monday’s trip to Brentford by the sounds of it. Good news.
Liverpool fighting fit ahead of busy schedule
At a time where the games are coming so quickly after one another, Liverpool can’t afford any more injuries right now.
Since the World Cup break, Klopp has already had to digest the news that Roberto Firmino has been unavailable. On top of long-term injuries to Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, this must have been a hard pill to swallow.
So, it’s imperative that the Reds don’t lose any more players. Given the presence of Kostas Tsimikas, Robertson would perhaps be one of the more expendable of Klopp’s first XI.
The Scotland captain has been good this season though, and would still be a big miss.
As for Elliott, he’s the only one of the first team squad to play a part in every single game this season. He may have been looking a little jaded recently but the 19-year-old is still a big part of Jurgen’s plans.
Luckily, it appears that both will be absolutely fine. With the likes of Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joel Matip all returning too, Klopp isn’t too far from having a fully fit squad. He’ll need it, as another Premier League game already speeds into view.
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