By Abigail Withey
Reliable journalist, James Pearce, has revealed the reason behind new recruit Andy Robertson’s omission from the Liverpool squad for their Premier League opening clash v Watford.
Pearce, who is the chief Reds’ reporter for the Liverpool Echo newspaper, claims that the 23-year-old is not out with injury, but instead has simply been omitted by the boss because he was not deemed worthy of selection.
The journalist shared the news on his verified Twitter account before the match at Vicarage Road kicked off.
No injury for Andy Robertson. Just left behind by Klopp.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) August 12, 2017
Klopp chose not to select the left-back in the matchday 18, as Alberto Moreno started the match and 2016-17 mainstay James Milner was on the bench.
Robertson joined the club at the end of July from relegated side Hull City in a deal worth just over £8million.
The defender spent three years at Hull where he impressed during his 115 appearances across all competitions by displaying his versatility by scoring five goals and providing 10 assists.
The former Dundee defender’s absence will have surprised many after Moreno didn’t particularly impress during their pre-season matches against Bayern Munich in the Audi Cup at the beginning of August.
The game signifies Jurgen Klopp’s 100th game as the Reds boss after he replaced former manager Brendan Rodgers in October 2015.
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