Journalist hints at surprise Liverpool player being given minutes

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Liverpool youngster Luke Chambers could be handed some surprise playing time in the absence of the injured Andy Robertson, according to journalist Neil Jones.

The Reds are back in Premier League action on Saturday lunchtime, as Everton make the short trip across Stanley Park to Anfield for a huge clash.

While Jurgen Klopp’s side will clearly be the favourites heading into the game, they will have to make do without Robertson, acting as a real setback.

The 29-year-old suffered a shoulder injury on Scotland duty last week and he is expected to be sidelined for a chunk of action in the coming weeks.

Speaking to Empire of the Kop‘s Substack, Jones suggested that Chambers could be drafted into Liverpool’s team for some action, even though he has only made one senior appearance to date for the Reds:

“This is a chance for Liverpool to say ‘there you go, you’re in a big Premier League game, you’ve filled in before for us, can you step up and fill Robertson’s shoes?’

“If not or if he does and Liverpool have to find a replacement for the Europa League to rest Tsimikas, then Luke Chambers is definitely in the frame.”

Our thoughts on Chambers coming in for Robertson…

While it would be heartwarming to see Klopp show faith in Chambers to come in and fill the void left by Robertson, it would still be a real shock if Kostas Tsimikas didn’t play instead.

The Greek has far more experience than his 19-year-old teammate, and to see the youngster face Everton instead would be very unexpected, given his lack of experience and the intensity of a derby.

It would be nice to see Chambers get some minutes in the EFL Cup and Europa League, but playing him in the Premier League feels like too big a risk at this time, as Liverpool look to prove that they are worthy title contenders.

Instead, this should act as a wonderful opportunity for Tsimikas to prove his worth, having only featured for four minutes of league action in 2023/24 to date.

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