By Conor Laird Published: August 26, 2021 6:45 pm
Last Updated: August 26, 2021 6:47 pm
Liverpool star Andrew Robertson has, on Thursday, provided a fitness update on himself, ahead of the club’s meeting with Chelsea.
Liverpool’s left-back latest Scottish stopper Robertson has of course spent the last couple of weeks on the sidelines.
The 27-year-old picked up an ankle injury during a pre-season meeting with Athletic Club, and has since committed his efforts towards a full recovery.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – AUGUST 08: Andy Robertson of Liverpool leaves the pitch with an injury during the pre-season friendly match between Liverpool and Athletic Club at Anfield on August 08, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images,)
In his place, Kostas Tsimikas has been the man depended on by Jurgen Klopp to fill the left side of the Reds’ backline.
And the Greek, all told, has risen to the challenge laid in front of him in impressive fashion.
A pair of clean sheets versus Norwich and Burnley, the latter of which saw Tsimikas also bag a classy assist, have resulted in the 25-year-old establishing himself as something of a cult figure amongst regular players of Fantasy Premier League.
Anfield erupts! 🎚
Diogo Jota with a perfectly placed header after Konstantinos Tsimikas picks him out from the wing 🎯 pic.twitter.com/JgsPC8spkh
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 21, 2021
‘Be ready’ Such bosses, however, will likely be forced to change up their plans this weekend.
This comes with an update on Robertson’s wellbeing having been forthcoming on Thursday, courtesy of none other than the Scot himself.
Speaking to the media in anticipation of a highly anticipated Premier League showdown with Chelsea on Saturday evening, ‘Robbo’ was asked for the latest on his recovery.
And the ex-Hull City man went on to explain:
‘I’ll have a full week of training so let’s see what happens against Chelsea. But I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready to play, and like I said I’ll hopefully be fit for the rest of the season now.’
Robertson ready for Saturday: “I’ll have a full week of training so let’s see what happens against Chelsea. But I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready to play, and like I said I’ll hopefully be fit for the rest of the season now.”
📝 https://t.co/WLj5Dp28Mi#LFC #CFC
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) August 26, 2021
Leeds star secures maiden call-up, as Southgate explains Mason Greenwood’s England omission Mikel Arteta provides Bukayo Saka injury update ahead of Man City clash Liverpool betting odds, next game: Liverpool vs Chelsea odds: result, both teams to score, correct score & goalscorers Liverpool’s latest videos
Behind the scenes on LFC Women’s media day
Take a closer look, as the Liverpool FC Women undertake their media day ahead…
Showreel: An all-action Kostas Tsimikas display against Burnley
Watch the best of Kostas Tsimikas’ man of the match performance for Liverpool, as…
Premier League table
# Team MP D P 1 West Ham United 2 5 6 2 Chelsea FC 2 5 6 3 Liverpool FC 2 5 6 4 Brighton & Hove Albion 2 3 6 5 Tottenham Hotspur 2 2 6 6 Manchester United 2 4 4 7 Everton FC 2 2 4 8 Brentford FC 2 2 4 9 Manchester City 2 4 3 10 Aston Villa 2 1 3 11 Watford FC 2 -1 3 12 Leicester City 2 -2 3 13 Southampton FC 2 -2 1 14 Crystal Palace 2 -3 1 15 Leeds United 2 -4 1 16 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 -2 0 17 Burnley FC 2 -3 0 18 Newcastle United 2 -4 0 19 Arsenal FC 2 -4 0 20 Norwich City 2 -8 0 Player Team Goals Antonio, Michail West Ham United 3 Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 3 Benrahma, Said West Ham United 2 Ings, Danny Aston Villa 2 Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 2 Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 2 Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 2 Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 2 Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 1 Doucoure, Abdoulaye Everton FC 1 Fornals, Pablo West Ham United 1 Richarlison Everton FC 1 Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 1 James, Reece Chelsea FC 1 Cresswell, Aaron West Ham United 1 Klich, Mateusz Leeds United 1 Duffy, Shane Brighton & Hove Albion 1 Alonso, Marcos Chelsea FC 1 Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 1 Ayling, Luke Leeds United 1