Liverpool players took the headlines on international duty last night, with an injury to Andy Robertson potentially putting him out of action for several weeks.
Robertson had to leave the pitch after a collision with goalkeeper Unai Simon in Scotland’s 2-0 defeat to Spain. The Scottish captain has suffered a dislocated shoulder.
The 29-year-old is undergoing a scan today (Friday) to see the severity of the injury that will almost certainly rule him out of the Merseyside derby on October 21.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) October 12, 2023
Scotland manager Steve Clarke said: “We’ll have a look and he’ll go back to his club now.
“We’ll see how it is and how it settles down. Hopefully he’s good for his club as soon as possible and ready to help us in November.”
Jurgen Klopp will now have a decision to make, with Greek international Kostas Tsimikas likely to take over left back duty for Liverpool’s upcoming fixtures.
Elsewhere, Liverpool teammates Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz turned rivals as the pair faced off in a 2-2 draw between Colombia and Uruguay.
It looked as if Diaz was going to be on the victorious side until a 91st minute equalizer from Liverpool’s number 9 saw Nunez take the headlines as he slotted a fantastic penalty.
A stoppage-time equaliser from Darwin for Uruguay last night 🇺🇾 pic.twitter.com/Vq1LjICCGF
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 13, 2023
Midfielder Harvey Elliot also shone for England under 21’s, scoring two in a 9-1 thrashing of Serbia as they aim to qualify for Euro 2025.
Take a bow, Harvey Elliott! 😲
Catch up on our #YoungLions' brilliant 9-1 win over Serbia 👇
— England (@England) October 13, 2023
It was also a special evening for defender Jarell Quansah as he made his first Young Lions appearance, replacing Everton’s Jarrad Braithwaite in the 77th minute.
In Argentina, World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister also started for his national side, putting in a good performance in their 1-0 victory over Paraguay.
The 24-year-old was unlucky not come away with an assist as he played the full 90 minutes, whilst also completing the most dribbles out of anyone.
Liverpool’s attention will now be focused on Trent Alexander-Arnold as England face Australia in a friendly at Wembley this evening.
The Reds’ vice-captain is expected to start for Gareth Southgate’s side, but it is yet unknown whether that will be in midfield or his more familiar right-back role.
Southgate has made it clear of favouring Alexander-Arnold in midfield in recent times, with all eyes now focused on how he will be utilised for England ahead of their crucial Euro 2024 qualifier against Italy next Tuesday.