08 Apr Liverpool will overlook’greatest left-back’ Robertson from Porto – Van Dijk
The Scotland international is going to be a notable absentee since the Reds return to Champions League action at Anfield
Andrew Robertson is your very best left-back in England and certainly will be overlooked when Liverpool host Porto in the Champions League quarter-finals, based on teammate Virgil van Dijk.
Scotland captain Robertson will sit out Tuesday’s first-leg experience at Anfield after picking up his third yellow card of this contest from the 3-1 away win over Bayern Munich in the past 16.
The ever-present 25-year old triggered Leon Goretzka at second-half stoppage period in Allianz Arena and has to serve a compulsory one-match ban.
Robertson continues to be one of Liverpool’s greatest performers this year, beginning 39 matches in all competitions, and his absence will probably induce Jurgen Klopp to maneuver elastic midfielder James Milner straight back to the left side of defence.
When asked about Robertson’s lack, Van Dijk joked:”We won’t miss him at all!
“Obviously he’s going to be overlooked. Together with myself we’ve been playing at the back four the majority of the games.
“For me he’s having an wonderful season. He’s the very best left-back from the nation. We’re certainly going to miss him but it’s how it is.
“I did not play [the first leg] from Bayern and Fabinho did exactly the work fantastically.
“Now somebody else wants to fill out the place tomorrow and I am very confident that they’ll be OK.”
Liverpool head to the huge midweek mission with confidence gained by a crucial come-from-behind success Southampton from the Premier League on Friday.
Aims from Naby Keita, Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson raised the Reds back to the peak of the table and kept the club in contention for 2 big decorations.
Van Dijk considers the fantasy of a European and domestic dual could turn into a reality.
“We’re still in the race so that it’s possible,” that the Netherlands centre-back said.
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“However, I think that it’s still a bit too much to consider doing it. We must take it game by game.
“We all know that any points we fall or some other slip-up can cost us. That is the exact same for [Manchester City], therefore the only thing we could do is just keep going.
“That begins tomorrow for us at the Champions League.”