Liverpool star provides update after suffering injury against Barcelona
Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson will undergo a scan today to determine the full extent of the calf injury he sustained against Barcelona.
Liverpool full-back Andrew Robertson will undergo a scan today to determine the full extent of the calf injury he sustained against Barcelona on Tuesday night.
Robertson once again started at left-back as Liverpool looked to pull off a miracle comeback against the Catalan giants at Anfield having gone into last night’s game trailing 3-0 from last weeks first leg at the Nou Camp.
As he has been for much of the season, the Scottish international was a real danger down the left flank but he picked up an injury after being on the wrong end of a robust tackle from former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
Robertson soldiered on after receiving treatment but was eventually replaced at half-time with Jurgen Klopp bringing on Dutch midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and shifting James Milner to left-back.
The move proved to be a masterstroke from Klopp as Wijnaldum scored two crucial goals early in the second half as Liverpool blew Barcelona away 4-0 to book their place in the Champions League final with a stunning 4-3 aggregate win.
Klopp told reporters after the game that Robertson had suffered a calf problem and the defender provided an update himself after confirming that he’ll undergo a scan on Wednesday to determine the full extent of the issue.
However, the 25-year-old has suggested that the Liverpool medical team are confident it’s just a minor problem that should resolve itself in a ‘couple of days’ so he’s hoping there isn’t any lasting damage.
Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com:
“It doesn’t feel the best at the minute but I’ll get a scan tomorrow,” .
“They’re confident that it’s just a nerve or whatever and it can be maybe a couple of days, but we’ll wait and see. We can’t really comment until I get the scan, but I’ll be saying my prayers tonight.”
Liverpool will also be praying for positive news as Robertson has been a vital part of Klopp’s starting eleven this season with the full-back proving to be an outstanding signing since arriving from Hull two years ago.
It remains to be see whether the Scotland captain will be fit for Sunday’s final Premier League game against Wolves as Liverpool look to pip Manchester City to the title but it sounds like he should be fine for the Champions League final on June 1st.
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