Andy Robertson suffers a severe ankle twist in a friendly, putting Liverpool’s season in jeopardy.
During Liverpool’s encounter against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday afternoon, Andy Robertson seemed to have an ankle injury.
During Liverpool’s pre-season friendly against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, defender Andy Robertson was pulled off with an apparent injury. During the first half of the match at Anfield, the 27-year-old injured his ankle and had to be helped off the pitch by Reds physios.
Shortly before the halftime break, Robertson attempted to block a cross from Bilbao’s Alex Berenguer.
While lying on the grass, the left-back, who played every minute for Scotland at Euro 2020, appeared to be in pain.
He was treated for a long time in front of the Kop end, with a stretcher being called at one point.
But, with the help of two members of Jurgen Klopp’s backroom staff, the Liverpool man was able to get to his feet and hobble down the tunnel.
As Robertson walked off the pitch, the 40,000-strong Anfield crowd surged to their feet and praised him.
JUST IN: As the first 45 minutes came to a conclusion, he was replaced by teenager Owen Beck, with the hosts holding a slim lead thanks to Diogo Jota’s early strike.
Liverpool will be concerned about the seriousness of Robertson’s injury ahead of the start of the Premier League season in less than a week.
On Saturday, the Reds will travel to Norwich City in the expectation of resuming their title challenge with a clean sheet against the newly promoted Canaries.
Last season, Robertson started every game for Liverpool, who finished third in the Premier League, 18 points behind champions Manchester City.
If the Scot is ruled unfit to play against Norwich, Kostas Tsimikas, a Greek defender, might take his place on the left side of Liverpool’s back four.
Back in March, Klopp reiterated his view that Robertson is one of the best players in the world, praising the latter’s crucial contribution in a Reds team decimated by injuries last season.
“Andy Robertson has been such a consistent performer for us and is without a doubt a leader in our dressing room,” Reds manager John Harbaugh told reporters.
“The ‘fun’ Robbo is frequently seen by the public when he makes media appearances or is caught on camera with his teammates. However, his demeanor might sometimes conceal his true self.
Brinkwire Summary News: “Tremendously daring, incredibly smart, and someone who is.”