Liverpool star Andy Robertson suspended for Champions League quarter-finals: How many games will defender miss? Express News
The Scottish full-back picked up a late yellow card against Bayern Munich
Liverpool star Andy Robertson will miss the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.
Liverpool pulled off a stunning result to beat Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich 3-1 in Germany and reach the last eight of Europe’s elite competition.
Sadio Mane bagged a fine brace and Virgil van Dijk added a third to dump Bayern out.
But the Reds’ superb evening was slightly spoiled by a late yellow card to key defender Robertson.
The Scottish full-back was impressive throughout the match, as he has been all season, but his performance was marred when he picked up a caution for an ill-timed challenge on Leon Goretzka in the 92nd minute.
It was his third yellow of the tournament and he will now be suspended for the first-leg of Liverpool’s quarter-final clash.
To add to Liverpool’s frustrations, yellow cards are wiped after the Round of 16 but that won’t help Robertson now.
He will be able to return for the second-leg but it’ll leave Jurgen Klopp with a big headache as they strive to reach the semi-finals again.
Joe Gomez may be fit when Liverpool return to European duty next month but his long-term injury will likely mean he won’t be fully match ready.
The Reds also have Alberto Moreno while Fabinho could fill in at full-back. A defensive reshuffle could also see Dejan Lovren come in and Joel Matip switch to a wider position.
But Robertson’s fine form this season will mean his absence is a big blow.
Liverpool will find out their opponents for the Champions League quarter-finals in the draw on Friday.