Liverpool kicked off their 2019 preseason on Thursday, with a 6-0 hammering of Tranmere Rovers.
One of the big names omitted from that matchday squad was Andy Robertson.
Robertson was one of Liverpool’s standout stars throughout 2018/19, as he and fellow full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold proved key factors in the Reds’ success.
The Scot would manage a very impressive 11 assists in 36 league outings this past season.
However, Liverpool have since revealed that Robertson has had to undergo minor surgery after picking up an infection in his hand.
Robertson is still expected to travel with the Liverpool squad for their preseason tour of the United States.
The statement from Liverpool’s official website reads as follows:
Andy Robertson has undergone a minor procedure on his hand after picking up an infection.
The defender reported back for pre-season training on Saturday morning but will be temporarily delayed in participating in the usual tests and drills, with the club’s medical team continuing to monitor his rehabilitation from the surgery.
Robertson will travel to the United States for the Reds’ pre-season tour next week.
Liverpool’s upcoming games
Jurgen Klopp’s side will next take on Bradford City on Sunday the 14th of July, a game Robertson looks set to miss.
Liverpool then have a rather gruelling preseason schedule, vs Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla, Sporting CP, Napoli and Lyon.
The Reds will then be handed their first shot at silverware in 2019/20, as they take on Manchester City in the Community Shield.
Liverpool’s Premier League campaign then begins vs Norwich on Friday the 9th of August.
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