Report: Liverpool suffer major blow as 27-year-old will now miss Chelsea game

Liverpool will have to face Chelsea in the New Year at Stamford Bridge without Andrew Robertson.

What’s the story with Robertson?

Robertson received a straight red card in the Reds’ previous Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur.

The 27-year-old was set to miss the Boxing Day clash with Leeds United, however, this game has now been called off due to covid issues.

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This means the left-back will instead sit out the showdown in South West London on the 2nd of January.

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

Jurgen Klopp is already facing the prospect of challenging Chelsea without top scorer Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Both forwards, along with Nabi Keita, are due to represent their respective countries at the Africa Cup of Nations between January and February.

Add Robertson’s absence and Liverpool look a little light on their feet.

The Scotland international has been in great form again this season.

Before the sending off at Spurs, the defender had scored or assisted both of his side’s goals in the 2-2 draw.

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Chelsea looking the stronger side

Take away his threat on the left, plus Salah and Mane’s menace going forward, Thomas Tuchel might be licking his lips at the thought of facing his fellow managerial countryman.

As it stands, the only Chelsea players who might have to watch this match from afar are Edouard Mendy and Ben Chilwell.

Mendy is also meant to be jetting off to AFCON, whilst Chilwell continues his recovery from injury.

Permitted covid doesn’t sweep over Cobham again, the Blues should be nearly at full strength to take on the Anfield army.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.