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Robertson, Gakpo, Thiago, Bajcetic, Doak, Bradley, and Chambers are the players involved.

 Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Andy Robertson will have shoulder surgery and will be out for an extended period of time.

The left-back suffered an injury while captaining Scotland in their Euro 2024 qualifier against Spain last week.

Meanwhile, Cody Gakpo's fitness will be assessed ahead of Liverpool's Merseyside derby against Everton on Saturday, after he returned to training following an injury.

Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that Andy Robertson will have shoulder surgery and will be out for an extended period of time.

During his pre-match press conference on Friday, Klopp said of Robertson, "I think the decision we go towards [is] surgery."

"He had a slim chance of succeeding without."However, after speaking with nearly all experts, surgery appears to be the best option, particularly in the long run.". That means he'll be out for a while.

I'm not sure how long it will take, but shoulder surgery is not easy. From my experience, you can train quickly again, but not for football, because you have to be careful, face challenges, and do other things. So, yeah, [he] is going to be out for a while."

"[Diogo] Jota wasn't hurt; he was suspended," Klopp added. Diogo is back, unless someone tells me otherwise.

"Cody trained with the team once, so we'll see how that goes tomorrow."

"Thiago [Alcantara] out, Stefan [Bajcetic] out." Who else is there? Ben Doak from Scotland has a muscle problem, so we'll see, but he's not available for the weekend. Luke Chambers returned to training today for the first time since suffering a minor ligament injury. Conor Bradley is still unavailable. That's all there is to it."

Get to know Andre Robertson's replacement. 

Andy Robertson's shoulder surgery confirmed what we all suspected, and the manager has already identified at least two alternatives to Kostas Tsimikas.

Andy Robertson has been in excellent form this season, but he will be lucky to play again in 2023 after the club decided to pursue surgery after consulting with a number of experts.

That means he'll be out for some time," Klopp explained. "I'm not sure how long it will take, but shoulder surgery is not easy."

Liverpool now has no choice but to make plans without Robertson, and Kostas Tsimikas is the obvious replacement, but Klopp knows he cannot and will not be the only option.

"Thank god it is not only Kostas we have for that [left-back] because for the amount of games we would already be a bit short," Klopp was quoted as saying.

We have Joe Gomez who can play the position, as well as Luke Chambers and other young boys who show up to practice on a regular basis.

It's encouraging to see young boys showing up. There is a lot of talent there, and you clearly need options.

"Kostas is definitely the most experienced in the position, so that's good, but he cannot play all the games from now on, so we need other options and that's what we have to make sure, that we can use all of them."

Tsimikas will be saddled with a lot of responsibility for the foreseeable future, which will see him play more than two league games in a row for the first time in his Liverpool career.

With the left-sided position effectively functioning as a third centre-back in this new system, Gomez would be a more secure defensive option for the Reds, and he is more than capable of being what Liverpool require of him.

Chambers, who made his League Cup debut against Leicester, returned to training on Friday after a "little ligament issue" and will benefit from Robertson's injury, as will Calum Scanlon, who participated in first-team training on Thursday.


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