Liverpool handed injury boost amid title battle with Man City and Arsenal

Liverpool have been handed a rare slice of luck on the injury front as they battle with Manchester City for the title.

Liverpool have received an injury boost amid their ongoing title battle with Manchester City and Arsenal. This season's Premier League title race is one of the most exciting for a number of years, with as many as three teams battling it out as we head into the final stretch.

Arsenal and Liverpool lead the way, separated by just goal difference, while City are only one point worse off ahead of Sunday's six-pointer clash with the Gunners. Pep Guardiola's men have plenty of work to do if they want to keep hold of the Premier League title again, and there is also an element of luck at this stage.

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Liverpool are the team who has had the worst luck with injuries so far this season, but they have just received some good news on the back of the international break. Andy Robertson, who has already missed three months of this season with a shoulder injury, picked up an ankle issue while with Scotland, and it was feared he would be sidelined for another stretch.

But it's now being reported that a scan has revealed no significant damage, and while he will miss Sunday's clash with Brighton, he will return after that to play a part in Liverpool's Premier League and Europa League title bids.

Kostas Tsimikas and Joe Gomez will be Jurgen Klopp's options at left-back this weekend, but the return of Robertson will be a huge boost after that. Speaking about Robertson's return last month after his long layoff, Klopp said: "Yeah it is, absolutely – all of them but Robbo now especially as since we worked together he was never that long out, so for him it was very strange. Yeah, super-important, he played a top game.

"He had now not only the situation that he is coming back but even when he came back we had these kind of different sessions because we play all the time. We don’t have real sessions where you can feel the game again, it’s small-sided games [with] all the other guys who recover and the few who didn’t play."

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