Liverpool have suffered an injury blow ahead of their Champions League clash with Ajax with Andy Robertson expected to miss out with a knee problem.

The Reds’ Champions League campaign got off to the worst possible start last week as they were well-beaten by Napoli at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Robertson played the full 90 minutes in that one, but he has since picked up a knee problem. The Scotland captain was wearing a brace on his left knee at the club’s training ground in Kirkby over the weekend and the Liverpool Echo believe it will keep him out of Tuesday’s game.

Kostas Tsimikas will almost certainly be given the nod by Jurgen Klopp to deputise for Robertson, although the injury woes are starting to stack up for Liverpool.

Ibrahima Konate is currently sidelined, and Joel Matip has been struggling with a groin problem this season which has restricted him to the bench.

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The midfield is similarly affected, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and captain Jordan Henderson all currently missing through injury.

However, Thiago Alcantara returned in Naples to make his first appearance in weeks, and summer signing Fabio Carvalho is thought to have only suffered a dead leg during the Merseyside derby earlier this month.

Striker Diogo Jota is also set to continue his comeback after making his first appearance of the season at Goodison Park.


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