By Frank McAvennie

12th Aug, 2021 | 12:19pm

Liverpool star Robertson has 'really bad' injury that kept me out for 10 months - pundit

Frank McAvennie is hoping Liverpool star Andy Robertson will be out for weeks rather than months after he revealed details over his new injury.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham hitman revealed he had a similar injury during his playing days.

On 9th August, Robertson revealed he is set for a spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury in pre-season.

The Scotland captain claimed there was no “major” issues though he had suffered ligament damage.

Liverpool suffered a horrendous injury crisis last season as their title defence crumbled.

Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez missed the majority of the season but are set to return over the coming weeks.

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McAvennie revealed he suffered a similar injury during his career and was out for 10 months.

“It sounds like weeks rather than months,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He says in his post that it could be worse so maybe it’s a bad strain.

“I’m no doctor but they can be really bad. I had something similar and was out for 10 months.

“With the methods they have now, they can do amazing things. I would guess four weeks really based purely on what he’s said.

“That’s not ideal for Liverpool but that would be a good result really.

“The last thing they need is another injury crisis.”

Robertson played in every Premier League game for Liverpool last season.

Last summer’s signing Konstantinos Tsimikas is in line to replace the defender after playing a big role in pre-season.

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