Cape Town - Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson has revealed that he has
not trained with the rest of the team for over two weeks.
The left-back has had to pull out of Scotland's Euro 2020
double header this month after aggravating an ankle injury in Liverpool's 3-1
victory over Manchester City on Sunday.
Liverpool are now 9 points clear of last
season's Premier League champions City and 8 ahead of Leicester
City and Chelsea.
That has given Liverpool an incredible chance of winning
their first top division title for 30 years and Robertson doesn't want to
jeopardise his place in the team by making his injury worse on Scotland duty.
"It's a big disappointment for me," Robertson said
in quotes via the Daily Record.
"I don't care what game it is; I want to play it and my
track record in the last five years has shown that. But I don't want to pick up
more injuries and ruin my season because of it.
"The games in March (play-offs for the finals) are so
big for us and will decide whether we go to a major tournament or not, so we
all have to be fully fit and fully firing and hopefully confident after these
Robertson added: "The call has been made and it has
been taken out of my hands. It hurts as captain to miss out, but I've had to be
selfish for the first time in my career and let my body rest.
"I've had to listen to the people around me when
previously I would have told them to beat it. The fact my ankle has swollen up
again has made it easier to miss these games.
"For the last two and a half weeks I've not trained at all
for Liverpool. I've trained the day before a game, missed a Champions League
game other than the last 15 minutes against Genk and missed Arsenal in the
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