Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson could be in contention to feature against Arsenal
According to The Mirror, Andrew Roberston could potentially make his way back into the Starting XI for Liverpool against Arsenal in the Premier League next weekend. Robbo last featured for the Reds over a month ago against Napoli wherein he suffered a knee injury late in the 4-1 loss. He has not played since.
As a result, he missed three games for Liverpool, including two UCL fixtures against Ajax Amsterdam and Rangers. Additionally, he missed out on playing against Brighton & Hove Albion, wherein the Reds drew 3-3 to Robert de Zerbi’s side.
Moreover, he saw himself out of Scotland’s squad for the UEFA Nations League games late in September as well. Even though the club did not announce a return date for Andy, ane early return will aid our cause of getting the season back on track.
Andy or Tsimikas
Even though Kostas Tsimikas has done a wonderful job deputing for Robbo, the Scottish skipper’s return would be a massive boost. He is one of the players in the Liverpool line-up, who when on the song, could be extremely reliable at both ends of the pitch.
Gaffer Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website on September 30th that Robbo was “already out on the pitch running” and called it a good sign. Hopefully he has since gone on to improve his fitness levels and is now raring to go.
It is certainly not easy to bench a player who has won nine out of 10 times he has played for Liverpool against Arsenal. Robbo also has a goal and two assists against the Gunners in the Premier League.
But given the fact that he is just returning from injury, a high-octane game might not be the best stage for him to return as he would certainly need to ease into playing a full game.
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Given Liverpool’s recent history with injury issues, it is somewhat of a good sign that Klopp is spoilt for choice for a change. The left-back position is one wherein Liverpool has two great footballers.
Whether it is Kostas or Andy to walk out against the Gunners, we will find out about that hours ahead of kick-off on Sunday.