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Injury Update: Trent Alexander-Arnold throws light on the injuries of himself and Liverpool teammate Andrew Robertson

Andrew Robertson sustained an ankle injury on Friday in the 1-1 tie against Athletic Club on Friday at Anfield. Andrew Robertson will undergo a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the ankle injury he suffered. The full-back limped out of the action at the end of the first half of the 1-1 draw after sustaining a knock while attempting to block a cross. Robertson will be further assessed to identify the severity of the problem.

Robertson was attempting to block a cross from Alex Berenguer and rolled over his ankle in what looked like a painful one, shortly before halftime. The Kop fell silent almost immediately but you cheered as Robertson gradually rose to his feet a minute or so later however there was no chance, he could carry on as he was replaced by Owen Beck.

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Jürgen Klopp told in his post-match press conference: “We obviously don’t know in the moment how serious it is. It was pretty painful and that’s why Andy went off. You probably saw it on the TV pictures better than we did, but he got the ball, the ball on the front of his foot, twisted the ankle.

“The pain settled already, but we cannot say anything further without further assessment tomorrow. He has to get a scan and then we will know more.”

After the game, Andrew Robertson updated supporters in a post on Twitter, which read: “Your support today was amazing! Thank you for all your messages, I’m positive but let’s see what tomorrow brings! #YNWA “

Jurgen Klopp must now wait to learn the severity of the injury to Andrew Robertson, who did not miss a single league match in the previous campaign.

The left-back required treatment on the field but was able to leave the field without the need for a stretcher. Robertson underwent scans on Monday and was pictured leaving the city’s Spire Hospital on crutches with his right foot in a brace.

That, though, is standard practice for injured Liverpool players until the extent of the damage has been ascertained. Robertson has confirmed that while he will need a period of recuperation, the problem is not considered too serious.

“Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and support,” he said on social media.

“Scan suggests nothing too major but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend.

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What Trent Alexander-Arnold said about his and Andrew Robertson’s injuries

Trent Alexander-Arnold comments on the injury of Andrew Robertson

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold has declared himself 100 per cent fit for the start of a new season at Liverpool, but admits an untimely knock for fellow full-back Andrew Robertson looks to be “quite bad”. England star Alexander Arnold sat out this summer’s European Championship after picking up a thigh problem prior to the tournament. Alexander-Arnold has worked his way back to fitness in time for the season opener against Norwich on August 14 and told the Reds’ official website when asked if he is 100 per cent: “Yeah, definitely. 

“I’ve started pre-season quite well, in training I’ve been putting the work in, got the all-clear from the medical staff early doors in pre-season and have been able to push on, get fit and get the full 90 under my belt [against Athletic Club].”

Arnold also provided an update on the Scottish left back,” I haven’t seen him, to be fair, but I think you know its going to be quite bad if Robbo has to come off. It’s not something that he normally does so its disappointing to see, but I’m sure he will bounce back as soon as he can”.

With Liverpool’s injury woes last season, Andrew Robertson was the only defender to not miss a single Premier League game owing to injuries but with only six days until Liverpool take on Norwich, away, that run looks set to end soon. The Scottish international’s replacement is expected to be Kostas Tsimikas the Greece international who managed less than 10 minutes of league football last season after moving from Olympiacos but could find himself under the spotlight at Carrow Road after having a decent show so far in pre-season.

The left back featured in the pre-season friendly against Osasuna on Monday at Anfield. Tsimikas assisted Firmino owing to which the Brazilian scored the 2nd goal of the game.

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