Jurgen Klopp gives Andy Robertson injury update and names three Liverpool players who can provide cover

The Reds have plenty of strength in depth.

Jurgen Klopp gives Andy Robertson injury update and names three Liverpool players who can provide cover
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will be without Andy Robertson for the foreseeable future (
Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will be without Andy Robertson for the foreseeable future (Picture: Liverpool FC)

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Andy Robertson is set for surgery on a shoulder injury but insists Liverpool have enough strength in depth to cope without the experienced left-back.

The long-serving defender dislocated his shoulder during Scotland’s defeat against Spain last week and Liverpool fear he could be out until the New Year.

‘There was a little chance we could try without [surgery] but a lot of experts says surgery would be the best in the long term,’ said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp ahead of Saturday’s Merseyside derby.

‘In my experience you can train pretty quickly again [with this injury] but not football specific.’

Liverpool are fortunate Kostas Tsimikas represents an experienced and high-quality replacement for Robertson, but Klopp insists he is not the only player capable of filling in.

‘Thank God it’s not just Kostas who can step in. Joe Gomez, Luke Chambers can both step in,’ he said.

‘We have young players training during int’l breaks, the young kids show up, lots of talent and we need options, that’s clear. KT is experienced but he cannot play all.’

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