By Frank McAvennie

17th Nov, 2021 | 2:09pm

Pundit gutted by medical expert's verdict on 'irreplaceable' Robertson missing Liverpool v Arsenal

Frank McAvennie insists Liverpool can survive without Andy Robertson after he was hit with an injury blow.

The former West Ham hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims the Reds won’t suffer as they did when they lost Virgil van Dijk last season.

Robertson, 27, came off injured after 79 minutes in Scotland’s 2-0 win over Denmark on Monday night.

Football Insider pundit and injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the reputable Premier Injuries site, says Robertson is 75 per cent likely to miss the Arsenal clash on Saturday afternoon.

The defender has made 11 appearances in all competitions this season.

McAvennie insists Robertson is irreplaceable but claimed Konstantinos Tsimikas will make sure Liverpool don’t suffer.

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“If it’s that hamstring, yeah, that’s not good,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“Robertson is irreplaceable in that team but in fairness, the boy Tsimikas has done well this season.

“Liverpool now have a bit of depth at the back, that wasn’t there last season.

“They really felt the Van Dijk injury. I don’t think that will happen this time around.

“I’ve been impressed with Tsimikas so if he has to fill in for a few weeks I think Liverpool will be fine.

“Robertson is brilliant and he adds so much to that side. He will be missed but Liverpool will survive.”

Liverpool sit fourth in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s clash at Anfield.

Arsenal are just two points behind their hosts after an impressive run of form.

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