Liverpool defender Robertson declares himself match to face Chelsea

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has declared himself match to play in Saturday’s Premier League conflict with Chelsea after recovering from an ankle damage.

The 27-year-old missed the opening two video games of the Premier League season after damaging ligaments within the Reds’ pre-season pleasant draw with Athletic Bilbao on August 8.

Nonetheless, Robertson was among the many substitutes for Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Burnley and is now pushing for inclusion to face possible title rivals Chelsea at Anfield later this week.

Robertson, who signed a brand new long-term take care of Liverpool on Tuesday, instructed his membership’s official web site: “I’m again in full coaching now. 

“I totally skilled on Friday, simply at some point earlier than the [Burnley] recreation – possibly a bit forward of schedule however I believe the physios simply needed rid of me, to be trustworthy!

“Clearly I’ve been very fortunate in my profession that I’ve not had too many accidents and positively not long-term accidents, and lengthy might that proceed. 

“However yeah, I’m a nightmare once I’m injured and I wish to get again out on the pitch as rapidly as attainable.

“For me, as quickly as I did it and I bought the scan outcomes I mentioned, ‘I believe Burnley is in my sights’ and there was a few individuals who mentioned, ‘Yeah, you’ve bought an opportunity’.

“I managed to cling on to them and a few folks mentioned I had no likelihood, so I prevented them till it was extra real looking! I attempted my finest, I attempted all the things. 

“I used to be out operating and I felt as if I may possibly have skilled a day or two earlier however the consultants now we have at this membership are glorious and I nonetheless wanted to tick a few bins.

“Fortunately I did that on the Thursday. Then I totally skilled with the crew on the Friday. Clearly the gaffer put me on the bench, which was in all probability surprising however I used to be completely satisfied. 

“While you’re on the recreation and all the things is concerned, you simply wish to be on the pitch, however I believe that was unrealistic on Saturday.

“Now I’ve skilled at the moment and I’ll have a full week of coaching so let’s see what occurs towards Chelsea. However I’ll be prepared, I’ll be able to play, and like I mentioned, I’ll hopefully be match for the remainder of the season now.”

Robertson has established himself as a daily for Liverpool at left-back since becoming a member of from Hull Metropolis in 2017, making 177 appearances for the membership in all competitions.

He featured 36 instances for the Reds of their title-winning marketing campaign two seasons in the past and once more impressed final day out, together with his eight direct objective involvements bettered solely by team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold (9) amongst Premier League defenders.

Regardless of Robertson’s return to health, the Scotland worldwide faces a problem ousting Kostas Tsimikas from the aspect following the latter’s strong begin to 2021-22.

Tsimikas has helped Liverpool to back-to-back clear sheets of their first two matches and assisted Diogo Jota’s opener within the win towards Burnley, together with his 4 possibilities created bettered by 4 different defenders within the division thus far this time period.

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