A key Liverpool player will miss the match against Brighton. James Pearce confirms, but a significant injury boost compensates.
Andy Robertson will miss Liverpool’s match against Brighton & Hove Albion on October 1.
According to James Pearce of The Athletic, the Scotland star is still recovering from a knee injury sustained in the Champions League.
It means Kostas Tsimikas will start in his fellow fullback’s place for the visit of a now Graham Potter-less Seagulls outfit, though will be wary still of the inevitable new manager bounce following Roberto De Zerbi’s move to the South Coast
It’s a huge loss for us ahead of the return of domestic action, though one that may be somewhat abated by the availability of skipper Jordan Henderson who was notably swapped in for Jude Bellingham during the 3-3 draw with Germany.
With us having been exposed at times on the right-flank, due to the lack of protection offered when Trent Alexander-Arnold goes on his trademark runs up the pitch, the No.14 will offer a great deal of tactical value in that regard thanks to his willingness to slot in and cover when required.
That’s absolutely no slight on Harvey Elliott who has been a stellar performer for Liverpool since the start of the campaign, though our captain is perhaps the more ideal option of the two at the moment in order to add some balance to the middle of the park.