Andy Robertson was out of Liverpool’s squad for the first two Premier League games, but he is now available to play against Chelsea if needed. Liverpool defender Robertson after recovering from an ankle injury has declared himself fit to play in Saturday’s Premier League match against Chelsea.
The 27-year-old sustained ligament damage in the Reds’ pre-season friendly draw with Athletic Bilbao on August 8 and as a result, he has missed the first two Premier League games of the season. in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley Robertson was among the substitutes and is now pushing for a spot in the match against likely title rivals Chelsea at Anfield later this week.
After signing a new long-term deal with Liverpool on Tuesday, Robertson told his club’s official website: “I’m back in full training now. I fully trained on Friday, just one day before the [Burnley] game – maybe a bit ahead of schedule but I think the physios just wanted rid of me, to be honest!”
“Obviously I’ve been very lucky in my career that I’ve not had too many injuries and certainly not long-term injuries, and long may that continue. But yeah, I’m a nightmare when I’m injured and I want to get back out on the pitch as quickly as possible. For me, as soon as I did it and I got the scan results I said, ‘I think Burnley is in my sights’ and there was a couple of people who said, ‘Yeah, you’ve got a chance’.”
“I managed to cling on to them and a couple of people said I had no chance, so I avoided them until it was more realistic! I tried my best, I tried everything. I was out running and I felt as if I could maybe have trained a day or two earlier but the experts we have at this club are excellent and I still needed to tick a couple of boxes. Luckily I did that on a Thursday. Then I fully trained with the team on a Friday. Obviously, the gaffer put me on the bench, which was probably unexpected but I was happy.”
“When you’re at the game and everything is involved, you just want to be on the pitch, but I think that was unrealistic on Saturday. Now I’ve trained today and I’ll have a full week of training so let’s see what happens against Chelsea. But I’ll be ready, I’ll be ready to play, and as I said, I’ll hopefully be fit for the rest of the season now.”
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