Liverpool defender Andy Robertson says he has been playing through the pain for months and feels the winter break has helped him get back towards being pain-free.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Robertson spoke about the problem which kept him out of the Scotland squad in November and said it had got worse before the winter break.
He said: “I feel closer to 100 per cent in terms of my body, which is always a positive. Training pain-free is always nice, which maybe hasn’t happened in a couple of weeks. The pain I was playing in at times; it continued on, then I took another knock on it and it got worse. A lot of us play through pain at times. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
“It was on my left foot, which is never the best. If it was on my right foot it probably wouldn’t even have been an injury. Being on your strong foot, it’s tough when you’re passing the ball and it’s sending pain up your leg. It’s hopefully a thing of the past, there’s been time to clear that up.”
TBR’s View – Can Robertson go up another level as injury clears?
Robertson has been a key part of Liverpool’s rampage to the top of the Premier League and he hasn’t even been at full fitness.
He appears to insist it hasn’t impact his fitness and performances too much but it’s not difficult to imagine he could go to another level now he is able to train and play with less pain.
The business end of the season is approaching and the Reds have an incredible opportunity to make history by challenging on three fronts and Robertson can operate at closer to his maximum in those closing months now he’s closer to being free of injury.