Andy Robertson speaks out over fitness ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Leicester

Andy Robertson speaks out over fitness ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Leicester

Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has declared himself fully fit for the club’s showdown with Leicester City.

Liverpool host Leicester

Jurgen Klopp’s injury ravaged squad is set to return to Premier League action on Sunday evening.

The Reds will welcome high-flying Leicester to Anfield, for a highly-anticipated matchup.

The two sides will head into proceedings separated by just a point in the English top-flight table, with it Brendan Rodgers’ Foxes who hold the advantage as things stand.

Prior to Chelsea’s win over Newcastle earlier today, Leicester were actually sitting pretty atop the Premier League.

Champions Liverpool, meanwhile, occupy 4th, on the back of a stellar spell of form of late.

Since being humbled by 7 goals to 2 at Aston Villa last month, the Merseysiders have since gone 7 unbeaten across all competitions, a stretch which includes 5 wins.

Andy Robertson speaks out over fitness ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Leicester

BERGAMO, ITALY – NOVEMBER 03: Diogo Jota of Liverpool FC celebrates his second goal with his team-mate Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Atalanta BC and Liverpool FC at Gewiss Stadium on November 03, 2020 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Robertson boost

Despite the quality of their recent displays, though, Liverpool will nevertheless head into Sunday’s action with a host of concerns.

Such worries come on the personnel front, with Klopp’s outfit, as has been widely covered in the media of late, currently in the midst of one of the worst injury crises in recent Premier League history.

All of Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Mo Salah (Covid) have already been ruled out of contention for their side’s meeting with Leicester.

Elsewhere, question marks remain over the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, Joel Matip and Rhys Williams, all of whom have been forced to deal with fitness issues of their own of late.

Andy Robertson speaks out over fitness ahead of Liverpool’s meeting with Leicester

Liverpool’s Fabinho picks up an injury during the UEFA Champions League Group D match at Anfield, Liverpool. (Photo by Peter Powell/PA Images via Getty Images)

As outlined above, though, in a timely boost for the Reds ahead of tomorrow’s action, one key member of the club’s backline has today confirmed that he is now ‘fully fit’.

The player in question? Andy Robertson.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpool’s official website on Saturday, Scottish left-back Robertson was drawn on his wellbeing, amid concerns over a recent hamstring problem.

‘Robbo’, though, was quick to reassure the Liverpool faithful, explaining:

‘Yeah, I feel fit, feel ready to go. I think 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 taken its toll on me.’

‘Sunday, I wasn’t ready and just took a bit more time to recover from the game. But there weren’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 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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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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2 Manchester United FC 18 10 37
3 Manchester City FC 17 16 35
4 Liverpool FC 18 16 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 West Ham United FC 19 5 32
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15 Newcastle United FC 18 -12 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
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Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
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