Andy Robertson says he’s fit to play on Sunday, while acknowledging concerns. The Scot should start against Leicester City at Anfield.
No one was too sure if Andy Robertson would be fit for Sunday’s clash against Leicester City. He missed Scotland’s game against Slovakia with a hamstring issue, after all.
He was then a somewhat surprise inclusion from the start against Israel. Robertson completed the 90, seemingly without issue, but it still came across like a real risk.
But Liverpool’s no.26 assures everyone there’s nothing to worry about. He’s good to go and will face Leicester.
“Sunday [against Slovakia], I wasn’t ready and just took a bit more time to recover from the game,” Robertson told the official club site. “But there wasn’t any real concerns about it.
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“It was just the [risk] of doing anything worse to the hamstring was quite high on Sunday and the manager had 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. 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.”
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Liverpool needed this. Quite badly, in fact, as Robertson will be the only remaining member of the Reds’ first-choice back-four against Leicester.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk are all out. That’s before we get to Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah, too.
Liverpool face the league leaders, though, and will do so without anything close to their first-choice XI.
So Robertson being ready to go is a huge bonus, given the scare this week. He may even play an even bigger role than usual, as the only creative full-back available.
So all in all, a rare injury victory for Liverpool.