With just over an hour gone, and Liverpool comfortably in control of the Champions League away match to Genk, Jurgen Klopp’s decision to hook Andy Robertson in favor of the more defensively-minded and fresher Joe Gomez seemed like a logical—if uncharacteristic—decision.
However, shortly after the match, it became clear that Klopp had another reason for the substitution: a slight knock picked up during one of Robbo’s many on-pitch battles.
So, that thing you weren’t worried about? Don’t worry, there’s nothing to worry about.
The bigger issue as far as Klopp and the rest of the team are concerned should probably be over playing Robbo literally to death. Klopp entered the season with a glaring weakness in terms of fullback cover, and has shown little interest in rotating either Robertson or Trent Alexander-Arnold for either Premier League or Champions League matches.
Robertson didn’t appear to be limping or injured when he came off. But he did appear absolutely shattered. Hopefully Klopp can figure out a way to manage his minutes better as the Reds enter their busy holiday fixture list.