Injured Liverpool defender Andy Robertson set to be sidelined for several weeks

Liverpool continue with their injury problems for upcoming Premier League season, as this time defender Andy Robertson is to be sidelined for several weeks.

Andy Robertson of Liverpool against Athletic Bilbao at Anfield
Andy Robertson of Liverpool against Athletic Bilbao at Anfield - IMAGO / Pro Sports Images

Liverpool have been dealt a massive injury blow ahead of the start of the new season with starting left-back Andy Robertson ruled out with ankle ligament damage.

According to a report from The Athletic, the Scottish international picked up the injury against Athletic Bilbao during a pre-season friendly.

The player recently underwent a scan at Liverpool’s Spire hospital on Monday morning, and he’s likely to be out for 6 to 8 weeks.

“Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and support,” Robertson tweeted earlier.

“(The) scan suggests nothing too major, but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend.

“I will be grafting every day, so I can help the team again sooner rather than later. Good luck to the boys playing tonight.”

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has provided an update on the player. The German revealed that Liverpool are lucky that Robertson will only be out for a short period, and it could have been a serious injury.

The Reds were plagued with injury problems last season, and they lost most of their key defenders to long term setbacks.

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will be hoping for better luck on the injury front this season.

It will be interesting to see if Robertson can shake off his injury and return to action soon. Meanwhile, Kostas Tsimikas should start in place of the Scottish defender. 

The Greek left-back has been outstanding in pre-season with the Reds, and he will be raring to prove himself now. 

The 27-year-old is one of the best players at the club, and he started every league game for them last season.

Apart from his defensive qualities, Robertson is exceptional going forward, and he has been integral to Liverpool’s Premier League and Champions League win in the last few seasons.