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Big Liverpool blow: Key man misses training ahead of FC Porto

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson was absent this afternoon from training at Melwood ahead of Tuesday’s FC Porto clash, according to the Daily Express.

The Scottish full-back has been in fine form for Liverpool this season, becoming a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s strongest line-up.

The Reds are set to take on Porto at Anfield as they look to defend their 5-0 lead following a dominant display in Portugal.

Robertson misses training

It looks as though Robertson will play no part in Liverpool’s second-leg tie against Porto tomorrow after missing training.

The reasoning behind his absence is unspecified by the Express, but it looks as though the 23-year-old will be replaced by Alberto Moreno on Tuesday.

The Spaniard has lost his place in starting line-up at Anfield since the arrival of Robertson from Hull City who has made a strong start to life on Meyerside.

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Robertson has gone from strength to strength under Klopp, despite original fears from the fans that he perhaps was a strange player to sign.

However, when called upon he has proven to be thoroughly astute signing for the Reds, especially at just £8m.

Full strength

Despite leading the tie 5-0, Klopp remains adamant that the Liga NOS leaders are still in the tie and he will be selecting his strongest line-up.

Following this Champions League tie, Liverpool travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, but this still won’t convince the former Borussia Dortmund manager to rest his stars.

Klopp said:

“It’s not about rest.

Porto have won all their games since we played them.

They will strike back, that’s what they want.

They are Portuguese and proud and will give a fight. They want to strike back.

If anybody here thinks they come here and give the game up, leave their star players at home or whatever they are mistaken.

It’s Champions League and the whole world is watching. What do you think?”