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.