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Liverpool offer Andy Robertson injury update after star undergoes surgery

LIVERPOOL have given fans a much-awaited injury update on Andy Robertson following surgery.

Liverpool’s marauding full-back duo of Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold were crucial to their successful season last term.

But the Scotsman has suffered a setback ahead of the new campaign after picking up an infection in his hand.

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The ex-Hull defender reported back to Melwood on Saturday morning along with fellow some of his team-mates winners Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Georginio Wijnaldum.

But he will be unable to take part in the usual drills and tests, with Liverpool medical staff continuing to monitor his recovery from the surgery.

It means that the left-back will be unavailable to take part in the Anfield outfit’s next friendly against Bradford City on Sunday afternoon.

But if Liverpool fans were worried they would be without one of their star men for a while they need not fear.

The problem is not considered serious enough to rule Robertson out for the pre-season schedule this summer.

Furthermore, the 25-year-old will fly with the squad when they depart for their United States tour next week.

Though the issue is not a major issue, it does highlight the dependence the club has grown over the Glasgow-born star.

With Robertson out, Liverpool do not have another senior left-back in the squad after releasing Alberto Moreno.

James Milner has had to fill the role in recent times while even Jordan Henderson has been deployed as an auxiliary full-back.

Robertson played 48 games across all competitions last season as he lifted the Champions League trophy, becoming the first Scotsman since Darren Fletcher in 2008 to do so.

He made 13 assists – 11 in the Premier League, equalling the record for most assist from a defender.

His assist for Sadio Mane in a 5-0 rout over Huddersfield in April saw him draw level with two former Everton defenders Leighton Baines (in the 2010-11 season) and Andy Hinchliffe (in the 1994-95 season).

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