Klopp reveals reason for Robertson absence against Bournemouth

Date published: Saturday 7th March 2020 11:59

Jurgen Klopp has revealed why Andrew Robertson is not in the Liverpool matchday squad for Saturday’s clash with Bournemouth.

The Reds are just four wins away from claiming their first top-flight title in 30 years but will be without the Scotland left-back for the game against the Cherries at Anfield.

James Milner makes his first Premier League start since January 2 in Robertson’s place as he captains the team in the absence of the injured Jordan Henderson, while Adrian keeps his place after Alisson was ruled out of the game on Friday.

And speaking to BT Sport ahead of the game, Klopp said: “This is a chance to change the situation with football. We have to fight, get back on track and made it as difficult as possible for Bournemouth.

“Robertson is something between rested and injured. He would have started but he felt something, he will be fine for Wednesday.”

Meanwhile, Klopp has warned his players that they must be switched onto Bournemouth’s “especially dangerous” threat from set-pieces on Saturday.

The Reds host Eddie Howe‘s side looking to respond after a run of three defeats in their last four games, culminating in their exit from the FA Cup on Tuesday.

Bournemouth, meanwhile, come into the weekend’s game having lost two of their last three but they showed a battling performance to earn a draw with Chelsea last time out. Read more…

 

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