Liverpool could be without Scotland captain Robertson for up to 10 weeks and that raises more concerns about Klopp’s defence.
With Andy Robertson’s shoulder injury expected to keep him out until December at the earliest, the attention is once again on Liverpool’s defense and Jurgen Klopp’s squad’s depth of backup.
In recent years, the back line has been an Achilles heel, with their title defense in 2020-21 – dubbed by the German coach as “the worst ever” – wrecked by injuries to his four senior center halves.
Previously, Klopp was obliged to utilize James Milner at left back for a season, and he has also frequently used Joe Gomez as support at right back.
This time, his defensive unit appears to be good enough, with the season’s young find Jarrell Quansah developing, to provide the manager with five credible choices at center back, with all five already being played frequently.
However, this masks a less bright image elsewhere. Alisson has had an injury-free season so far, but his brilliant understudy Caoimhin Kelleher has been ruled out of the Europa League.
And now, Robertson’s shoulder problem, which will keep him out for at least 10 weeks if surgery is required, reveals a problem in the full back positions as well, with more injuries in that area.