ANDREW ROBERTSON has given Liverpool some welcome relief from their injury woes by confirming he is “fully fit’’ for the title-holders’ clash with Leicester.
The defender endured hamstring problems during the international break and was left out of the Scotland squad that played Slovakia last Sunday.Getty Images - GettyAndrew Robertson has declared himself fit ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Leicester [/caption]
The Daily Mail claims the Anfield giants feared the prospect of facing the Foxes without their entire first-choice back four, with Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk all currently crocked.
However, Robertson, 26, returned to action for Scotland against Israel on Wednesday evening, giving the Prem champs a massive defensive boost ahead of their match on Sunday.
And the left-back revealed he is ready to help reinforce Jurgen Klopp’s backline with the Reds looking to grab three points from the league leaders.SNS GroupRobertson played in Scotland’s game against Israel on Wednesday[/caption] Getty Images - GettyJoe Gomez suffered a cruciate ligament injury while training with England[/caption]
Robertson told Liverpool’s official website: “I just got a tighter hamstring than usual against Man City, first and foremost.
“Then obviously the game on Thursday for Scotland was a huge one and 120 minutes and penalties had took its toll on me.
“Sunday, I wasn’t ready and just took a bit more time to recover from the game, but there wasn’t any real concerns about it.
“It was just the (risk) of doing anything worse to the hamstring was quite high on Sunday and the manager made the call not to play me. Wednesday, I was good to go.
“Now I’m ready to go for Sunday, I feel fully fit, I feel ready.PA:Press AssociationVirgil van Dijk is expected to be out of action for the rest of the season[/caption]
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“I know some people were quite concerned but I suppose with the amount of injuries we’ve had, people have become used to it.
“But I’m fully fit and ready to go.”
Liverpool have suffered an injury nightmare in the past month with in-form skipper Virgil van Dijk damaging his knee ligaments following Jordan Pickford’s tackle at the Merseyside derby.
Trent Alexander-Arnold Joe Gomez have both joined their talismanic captain on the treatment table.
Gomez is feared to be out for the rest of the season after damaging his anterior cruciate ligament whilst training with England.How Liverpool have fared with and without Van Dijk since his debut in 2018 up to his injury against Everton
And Alexander-Arnold picked up a calf injury during Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with title rivals Man City.
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly drafted in eight starlets from the Reds Academy as back-up for his ailing first-team starters.
Last week Mohammed Salah became the latest star to be unavailable for action after testing positive for Covid a second time.