Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has been ruled out of the Premier League opener with newly promoted team Norwich City this season after he sustained a serious ankle injury at the weekend.

Robertson will miss the trip to Carrow Road to face Liverpool due to the ankle ligaments injury picked up by the Scottish international during the friendly game with Spanish La Liga club Athletic Bilbao. His injury overshadowed the friendly game which ended in a 1-1 draw.

On the injury to one of his most reliable players, Klopp said that Robertson was lucky as the ankle injury could have been worse.

In addition to the Norwich City game, Robertson is expected to miss out on the first set of league games with Klopp not expecting him to feature for Liverpool before the September international break. On the timescale for the injury, Klopp said he doesn’t know if his first choice left-back will return before or after the September international break.

Scotland national team skipper Robertson suffered the unfortunate ankle injury while trying to block a cross during the friendly encounter with Athletic Bilbao. The Liverpool left-back twisted his ankle from stopping the cross and he had to be helped off the field afterwards.

Liverpool defender Robertson remains upbeat about his injury despite being pictured wearing a protective boot outside an hospital in Liverpool.

Shortly after sustaining the injury, Robertson took to his official Twitter handle to give an update on it. According to him, he has gone for a scan and it suggests nothing major. He went on to say that there’s some ligament damage which will need time to heal. Robertson is eager to return to the pitch to help his team.

In the absence of Robertson on the left side of defence, Greek international Kostantinos Tsimikas could deputise for him until he recovers from the ankle injury.

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