Liverpool and Scotland defender Andy Robertson says his ankle problem is ‘nothing too major’ after picking up ligament damage in a pre-season friendly.

But the left-back is in a race against time to captain Scotland in three crucial World Cup 2022 qualifiers against Denmark, Moldova and Austria next month. Robertson limped out of a friendly between Liverpool and Athletic Bilbao at the weekend. He will miss the start of the English Premier League season.

Liverpool v Athletic Club - Pre-Season Friendly

Robertson was injured with Liverpool. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

The Scotland captain said: “Thanks to everyone for the kind messages and support.

“Scan suggests nothing too major but there’s some ligament damage which will need to mend. I will be grafting every day so I can help the team again sooner rather than later.”

 

Anfield manager Jurgen Klopp added: “The footage didn’t look too well but we got lucky and it will not be too long. Before the international break [in early September], after the international break, I don’t know.”

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