Key Liverpool player to undergo surgery during international break

Andrew Robertson

Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson is expected to miss Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier between Scotland and Kazakhstan due to a dental concern which requires a minor surgery.

According to Sky Sports Scotland, the Scotland skipper is scheduled to miss the opener at Kazakhstan on Thursday due to the dental issue, but he could feature against San Marino on the road three days later.

Liverpool star Robertson and Celtic’s Kieran Tierney have no doubt been the leading performers for Scotland in the defence, but the former should not be missed for the opening games, given they are hardly against elite European sides.

Still, the 25-year-old will want to play some part for his country, being the leader of the team, and a swift recovery from the dental procedure should see him feature at either left-back or left wing-back, based on whether Tierney makes the lineup.

Robertson has previously indicated that he would prefer to feature at left-back, but manager Alex McLeish has adopted a three-man backline to fit both Tierney and Robertson into the lineup.

Tierney has generally slotted in as the left-sided centre-back with Robertson handed with the left wing-back duties, but whether the Liverpool ace will be ready to feature for Scotland during this international break remains to be seen.

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Author: chris darwen