There were contrasting fortunes for Scotland pair Liam Cooper and Andy Robertson during an entertaining Premier League opener between Liverpool and Leeds.
The Premier League champions beat last season’s Championship winners 4-3, a Mo Salah hat-trick plus a Virgil Van Dijk effort handed Liverpool an opening day win, Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich testing the Reds with Leeds goals.
It was a mixed day for the two Scotland internationals that represent these sides.
Captain Robertson notched an assist, floating a lovely cross into the backpost for his Dutch teammate to header home.
But Leeds captain Cooper had to miss an outing an Anfield through injury, missing out on this huge clash with a calf problem picked up on Scotland duty.
He failed a late fitness test prior to the Merseyside trip, Cooper’s defence missing his leadership at the back.
Cooper and Robertson will reunite next month on international duty when Scotland take to crucial Euro 2020 play-off competition.