Many Liverpool fans have been sharing their support for James Milner stepping up to replace Andrew Robertson, after The Athletic’s James Pearce revealed that the Scot could miss the Reds’ trip to Crystal Palace through injury.
Robertson has been forced to withdraw from Scotland’s squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Kazakhstan due to an issue with his ankle, which was heavily swollen after Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 on Sunday.
Liverpool will now have to wait and see whether the star left-back will be fit to face Crystal Palace when Premier League action resumes later this month.
Robertson will be checked by the Reds’ medical department once the swelling to his ankle has subsided, which will also be observing Mohamed Salah’s situation after the Egyptian withdrew from international duty with an ankle issue of his own.
Some Liverpool fans have been reacting to the latest updates on Salah and Robertson’s situation by suggesting that Milner can fill the void at left-back against Crystal Palace if needed.
Milner has been deployed as the left-sided full-back by Jurgen Klopp three times this season, with outings in defence against KRC Genk in the Champions League plus MK Dons and Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.
Here are some of the messages shared…
Step forward Big Games James!
— Derek Fallon (@Derekfallon) November 12, 2019
A James Milner special is on the way then
— michael bailey (@Mikeybailey1997) November 12, 2019
Millys got this
— Timmy Mac (@timmyonions) November 12, 2019
Either Trent or Milner can manage well at LB. In case of the former, Joe Gomez would be awesome at RB.
A long lasting, comparable solution for Andy desirable though, to afford him some rest time and to avert burnout…
— M.C. Shifwoka (@MCShifwoka) November 12, 2019
Milner isn’t too bad of an option anyway but i know that Robno will be back
— Keanu (11-1-0) (@Keanu_lfc_16) November 12, 2019
No need to worry about that he will recover quickly
But it doesn’t happen we have the energetic @JamesMilner to cover that position
— Benardicto (@Benardicto1) November 12, 2019
Milner can do the job against Palace if needed. We should be fine as long as he’s not out for too long.🤞
— LFC (@xMCRx13) November 12, 2019
Milner can play for Robertson and Salah. Will be fine.
— HelsBells (@HelenaHopk5) November 12, 2019