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Andy Robertson return date revealed after scan report

The Liverpool left-back is saved from any major absence after relief in scans

Liverpool fans can breathe a sigh of relief as left-back Andy Robertson is understood to have avoided a significant ankle injury. The player, who had previously missed substantial time due to a shoulder problem, is not expected to spend long on the sidelines while he recovers from his latest setback.

Robertson limped off injured during Scotland friendly on Tuesday. This incident came after he suffered a severe injury in October while representing his country, which kept him sidelined for over three months. After picking up an ankle injury this week, scans were promptly ordered to determine the severity of the issue.

Robertson expected to be available from Sheffield clash in April

According reports, the scan results show no signs of any real damage. With no bone or ligament damage detected, Robertson now faces only days on the sidelines rather than weeks. This news comes as a relief for both Liverpool and its fans given Robertson’s importance in their defensive line-up.

However, it seems unlikely that Robertson will be fit enough to face Brighton & Hove Albion on March 31st. There is now confidence that he will be available for Sheffield United's visit on April 4th.

In light of Robertson's absence, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has several options at his disposal. He could turn to natural deputy Kostas Tsimikas or continue rewarding versatile Joe Gomez with a start out on the left side.

Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury piles on misery in defence

On another note, right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been stepping up his recovery from a knee injury but isn't expected back in team training for over a week. A possible return date against Atalanta on April 11th is being considered.

Klopp also revealed earlier this week that goalkeeper Alisson and Portuguese forward Diogo Jota are around three weeks away from returning to action following their respective injuries. On a brighter note, midfielder Curtis Jones is believed to be fit and available for the Premier League game against Brighton.

While Robertson's injury is a setback, Liverpool fans can take solace in the fact that it isn't as severe as initially feared. The team's depth and versatility will be tested during this period, but with players like Tsimikas and Gomez ready to step up, they are well-equipped to handle these challenges. As always, the health of their players remains a top priority as they continue their campaign in various competitions.

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