Liverpool handed huge injury boost ahead of Champions League final with Tottenham

By on May 9, 2019

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Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost as Andrew Robertson is expected to be fit to take on Tottenham in the Champions League final on June 1, according to the Express.

Robertson suffered a calf injury following a clash with former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez during the latter stages of the first half against Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Scotland skipper soldiered on until half-time when he was eventually replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum and it proved to be a turning point in the game as the Dutchman scored two goals shortly after the break to help Liverpool secure a sensational 4-3 aggregate win that booked their place in the Champions League final.

Robertson confirmed after the game that he would undergo a scan on Wednesday but said the early indications from the Liverpool medical team suggested that the injury wasn’t anything serious.

“It doesn’t feel the best at the minute but I’ll get a scan tomorrow [Wednesday],” Robertson told Liverpool’s official website.

“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.

It looks like Liverpool have been handed a major boost as the Express are now reporting that the initial scan confirmed Robertson has suffered no break or ligament damage.

The newspaper says the full-back will undergo further checks today but the Liverpool medical staff are confident there is no serious damage so Robertson is expected to be fit for the Champions League final on June 1.

The 25-year-old won’t be risked for Liverpool’s final Premier League game of the season against Wolves this weekend as the Reds look to try and pip Manchester City to the title.

However, Robertson will then have three weeks to fully recover and get himself ready to take on Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid after the north Londoners pulled off their own stunning comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 last night.

The news will come as a major boost to Jurgen Klopp as Robertson has been one of Liverpool’s most important players this season and he would have been a huge loss had he been forced to miss the final next month.

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