When Liverpool were drawn against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Arjen Robben will have been expecting to be part of both matches.

He’s been struggling with injury for a while and now his involvement is almost certainly ruled out, explain Bild. Indeed, from how the situation the is presented, it looks like the Dutchman is unlikely for the second leg of the UEFA tie too.

The 35 year old last appeared for Bayern Munich in November and since then he’s been experiencing thigh problems. There’s been return dates predicted and missed, and Robben has been held back by problems with his sciatic nerve.

The former Chelsea player has been consulting with Bayern doctor Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt, and after the meeting this week the player told Bild: “It’s still not good. We try everything, but at the moment it is not so good. Unfortunately, that’s exactly the problem, that they do not know exactly what it is. It’s really difficult.”

Appearing against Liverpool in the first leg is now ‘almost ruled out’ according to the report, and whilst him appearing in the second leg is going to be a big ask, Robben himself hasn’t given up hope.