Scotland captain Andy Robertson insists he’s determined to fight through an ankle problem that is causing him problems at Liverpool.
Robertson enjoyed a stellar campaign last term which resulted in a Champions League winners’ medal. This season has been going well too, although a few fitness problems have caused him some trouble.
It’s all stemming from an ankle injury. It ruled him out of last month’s Scotland camp and now he’s insisted that despite suffering pain, Robertson is eager to play through the knock.
He told the Daily Express: “It is still painful but, you know, it is something that I gave time for it to improve.
“Keeping it moving will help it. Hopefully in time it will be better.”
Robertson has to watch himself at Liverpool
As admirable as it is for Robertson to want to persevere with the injury, at some stage, he’ll have to be careful. Playing through what could be a minor problem could lead to a bigger ordeal.
He’s a key man for club and country and neither can afford to watch the left-back sitting on the sidelines. Keeping him fit has to be a top priority in the coming weeks and months.
Liverpool are heading into a busy Christmas period as they look to claim the Premier League title whilst Steve Clarke will be putting plans in place for Scotland’s Euro 2020 play-offs.
Reds man Robertson will be involved in both of these and neither Liverpool or Scotland will be eased by his ongoing ankle problems.