Medical insider issues 'big' Andy Robertson claim as Liverpool return date revealed
The international break has come at a good time for Andy Robertson – he could now be back in action for Liverpool in their very next game.
That is the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in injury and data analysis.
Kostas Tsimikas started at left-back in the absence of Robertson for the Merseysiders’ 2-1 win over Ajax on Tuesday (13 September).
The 28-year-old sustained a hamstring injury in the closing throes of the previous Champions League match, the 4-1 humbling at the hands of Napoli last Wednesday (7 September).
As relayed by BBC Sport on Tuesday (13 September), the Scot has not been called up for the upcoming Nations League matches against Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland.
But Dinnery forecasts that he could return in time for the meeting with Brighton on 1 October.
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“Best-case scenario, he misses a Champions League game and he returns refreshed and ready for the eight-game stint after the break,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.
“From that perspective, it’s an opportunity for him to focus on his recovery. You just hope that it doesn’t extend too long beyond that.
“The form of Liverpool hasn’t been great, but he is a fairly consistent performer. He’s a big player and this is one of those that will be monitored.
“You can never be 100 per cent certain with muscular and soft tissue issues, so you want to be very, very careful. You don’t want to extend that timeline from three to four weeks to potentially months.”