Liverpool left-back and Scotland captain Andy Robertson says the national team will put their virus trouble behind them against Israel tonight.

The Reds defender will lead the country into a massive match with the Israelis this evening, taking to Euro 2020 play-off semi-final action at Hampden park.

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Andy Robertson takes to Scotland action tonight. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A victory in this one could set up a meeting with Norway or Serbia next month, a win in that one enough to book Scotland’s place in a major tournament for the first time since 1998 next summer.

But the Liverpool man and his teammates have been hit with difficulty prior to the match. Southampton midfielder Stuart Armstrong received a positive test, leading to a number of staff members heading into self-isolation, including Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney and Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie.

Speaking at his press conference, Liverpool man Robertson says that his remaining teammates are well aware of the task at hand ahead of a crucial match.

“We can’t control what has happened, nobody can,” the Liverpool left-back said. “We can’t get the three players back unfortunately.

“That is the cards we have been dealt and we can’t change that. We need to pull together now. It’s up to us to focus on football now.

“The manager called up everyone up because they are good enough for Scotland. We know what is at stake. There is an incentive there. Whatever team the manager puts out we will all be motivated.”

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