It’s that time of the year where the fixtures are going to be starting to come thick and fast, and Liverpool could be without two of their best players when they resume Premier League action on Saturday. The Liverpool Echo has reported today that both Mo Salah and Andy Robertson are facing steep odds to feature against Crystal Palace on the weekend. Both players withdrew from international duty this week so they could spend time rehabilitating their aliments, but time might not be on their side.
Robertson, who is the captain of the Scottish national team, had this to say when he withdrew from duty. “I don’t care what game it is, I want to play it and my track record in the last five years has shown that,” he said. “But I don’t want to pick up more injuries and ruin my season because of it.
“I’ve had to listen to the people around me when previously I would have told them to beat it. The fact my ankle has swollen up again has made it easier to miss these games.
”For the last two and a half weeks I’ve not trained at all for Liverpool. I’ve trained the day before a game, missed a Champions League game other than the last 15 minutes against Genk and missed Arsenal in the League Cup.”
Salah’s injury is a bit more ambiguous. All we know is that it’s the same ankle that was injured against Leicester City. Salah did go down injured against Manchester City, but was able to finish the match. All in all, missing a match against Crystal Palace is not world shattering.