October 19, 2019, 12:42

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson suffers knock ahead of Napoli game

Liverpool’s Andy Robertson suffers knock ahead of Napoli game

Liverpool are sweating on the fitness of Andy Robertson for their Champions League group-stage game with Napoli.

The Champions League holders begin the defence of their sixth European Cup title in Naples on Tuesday at the San Paolo Stadium. Also in Group E are Belgian side Genk and Austrian club RB Salzburg.

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Liverpool left-back Robertson did not train with his team-mates before they left for Italy on Monday and will be further assessed by club medical staff on Tuesday before a decision is taken on his availability for the match.

“Robbo didn’t train today and we have to see,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told the club’s website.

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“It is not a major thing, it was more precautionary today, but it is not 100 per cent sure [he will be available].

“We will have to test it tomorrow and then we will see.”

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Origi out for Napoli

Liverpool are already without Divock Origi for the Group E fixture after he suffered an ankle injury in the Premier League leaders’ 3-1 win against Newcastle on Saturday.

But Klopp believes there is every chance that Origi could return to action before the end of the month.

“The update on Div is that it is not too serious,” he said.

“We expect him [to be out for] between one and two weeks, but it depends a little bit on when he can deal with the pain.

“It is nothing really; it’s a feeling, but it should be fine.”

Liverpool’s 20-man squad

Goalkeeper: Adrian, Caoimhin Kelleher, Andy Lonergan

Defenders: Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Midfielders: Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian Brewster

Brewster named in squad

With Origi missing out, teenage striker Rhian Brewster is in Liverpool’s squad for the game against Napoli

Brewster, 19, has not been included in a Premier League matchday squad this season. His only first-team involvement this term has been in the 22-man UEFA Super Cup squad.

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