Liverpool left-back Andrew Robertson was due to captain Scotland in their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.
But Robertson has dropped out of international duty as he has to have a dental operation, Scotland have confirmed.
Robertson will sit out of Thursday’s match against Kazakhstan due to this dental operation, but should return to face San Marino.
Scotland are likely to play Kieran Tierney at left-back instead; the Celtic youngster is highly rated by club and country and more than capable of stepping up.
Liverpool fans have since taken to social media to discuss Robertson’s decision to withdraw from Thursday’s match.
With an important game coming up against Tottenham Hotspur straight after the international break, Liverpool fans do not want Robertson to aggravate any niggles.
Alberto Moreno would be the second choice left-back if Robertson was ruled out of the game against Spurs, which would be a major downgrade.
Liverpool know they need the 25-year-old fit and firing for the run-in, with the title race looking likely to go down to the wire.
After Robertson withdrew from Scotland duty, here are some things Liverpool fans said on social media.
Klopp: “Andy, can you think of a excuse so you can miss international break? Because I can’t risk starting Moreno vs Spurs if you get injured.”
Robertson: “Ah that’s fine boss, I’ll say I need a trip to the dentist.” https://t.co/ASn3DkK2dR
— Samue (@VintageSalah) March 17, 2019
He can borrow Firmino’s teeth to make it look believable
— Dan (@OutrageousRobbo) March 17, 2019
The old bunking school excuse
— Robert (@Robertlfc01) March 18, 2019
I see Firmino has been advising him well 😂😬
— Rav (@rav23ldn) March 19, 2019
Andy Robertson not playing for Scotland because he’s got a dentist appointment and Xherdan Shaqiri not playing for Switzerland because he’s got a “groin injury” even though he hasn’t played a game for us in months. I love this game.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) March 18, 2019
Van Dijk’s gonna be out because he thought his dog looked sad so he had to stay home next
— – (@DonKloppo) March 19, 2019
Think Bobby’s got a dental check up that week aswell #brazil
— davo (@davehawkins11) March 17, 2019
Good news. We need him rested for bigger fights to come
— Governor (@ashggov) March 18, 2019