The manager of Liverpool football club, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Andy Robertson suffered a twisted ankle during their friendly game against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.
Robertson would undergo a scan on the twisted ankle later today, August 9, 2021, to ascertain the extent of the injury. Hence, after the friendly match that ended 1-1 in favor of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp said it is the scan that will determine how long the football star would stay away from football.
Liverpool’s first league game of the season is against Norwich City. The away game is expected to take place on Saturday, August 14.
“We don’t know at the moment how serious it is. It was pretty painful and that’s why Andy went off,” Klopp said.
“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, [and] 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 friendly game, the Scotland international took to Twitter to write: “After the game, 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”
Andy Robertson who has been playing for Liverpool since July 21, 2017, has until June 30, 2024, before his contract with the Premier League club expires.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United has agreed to pay Arsenal, £25 million for the services of the club’s midfielder Joe Willock.
Recent reports about the deal confirmed that Newcastle United is trying by all means to conclude the deal before their first Premier League game against West Ham United on Sunday.
Joe Willock seemed not to be on good terms with the management of Arsenal since he returned from half a season loan spell at Newcastle United.
When Arsenal played Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly game last Sunday, Willock was left out of coach Mikel Arteta’s squad which confirmed that the midfielder is on his way out of the club.