Outstanding pundit and former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor believes Liverpool may drop Andrew Robertson for his or her Premier League conflict towards Everton.
The Reds journey to Goodison Park for a extremely anticipated Merseyside derby on Saturday September 3. Jurgen Klopp’s facet will enter the competitors having crushed AFC Bournemouth 9-0 and crushed Newcastle United 2-1.
Robertson began each matches however was changed by left-back Kostas Tsimikas every time. Though the 28-year-old wasn’t per se poor, Tsimikas actually made his presence felt. He had two assists towards Bournemouth and helped the Reds to victory towards Newcastle.
Agbonlahor thinks Robertson is more likely to stay Liverpool’s first selection on the left facet of defence. Nevertheless, he believes the Scotsman, who has began all of his official video games thus far this season, wants a break and stated Soccer Insider:
“You by no means know. Klopp can be like, ‘When you do not play otherwise you look drained or regardless of the causes are, you will be out.’
Agbonlahor then praised Tsimikas saying:
“Tsimikas is an effective participant, he’ll in all probability look to kick him off and relaxation Robertson. He may give Tsimikas an opportunity. That is why you have got a workforce of gamers, so you should use everybody.
The Englishman concludes:
“I don’t think it will be a problem for Robertson, but he may have to be taken out of the squad for one game.”
Tsimikas has featured simply 37 instances in all competitions for the Reds since becoming a member of from Olympiacos in 2020, registering eight assists. The Greek defender was key to their FA Cup and EFL Cup triumphs final season.
Robertson, in the meantime, has been an inescapable presence in Klopp’s taking part in XI for the previous 5 years. He had one in every of his most efficient particular person campaigns within the 2021-22 season, offering 15 assists and scoring 3 times in 47 video games.
Liverpool take over struggling Everton
Whereas Liverpool’s 2022-23 Premier League marketing campaign has had a poor begin, they lastly seem like gaining momentum. The Reds would be the clear favorites to beat Everton, who’re winless in 5 matches and are seventeenth within the desk.
Frank Lampard’s facet have scored simply 4 targets and drawn in every of their final three matches forward of their sport towards metropolis rivals. The Toffees have additionally solely crushed Liverpool twice within the league previously 12 years, though a type of wins got here in 2020.
The final time the 2 groups met at Goodison Park, the Reds received 4-1 because of targets from Mohamed Salah (2), Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota. Demarai Grey scored a comfort for Everton.