'Fully fit': Liverpool player says he's no longer injured and is ready to start against Norwich
Trent Alexander-Arnold says that he is fully fit and ready to go ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Norwich City, with his comments to Sky Sports.
Season starts soon
Liverpool are due to face Norwich on Saturday, and they will be boosted by Alexander-Arnold’s availability.
The right-back suffered heartbreak over the summer, as he picked up a hamstring problem which ruled him out of Euro 2020.
Alexander-Arnold had fought so hard to make it back to fitness in time for the tournament, only for the opportunity to be snatched away.
There were fears that the 22-year-old could miss the start of the season when he initially picked up the problem.
But the Liverpool defender insists that he is now feeling back to full health.
“It’s all good. It’s been good all pre-season. The medical staff and coaching staff have eased me into training and monitored the load that they have put me through,” Alexander-Arnold said.
“It’s been really beneficial and I feel fully fit now and going into the season.”
After Alexander-Arnold’s comments it seems almost certain that he will start for Liverpool on Saturday.
The Reds had real defensive issues last term, but their backline looks much stronger this time around.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are all pushing for starts at centre-back, while Ibrahima Konate could also be available.
Liverpool do have an issue at left-back, though, as Alexander-Arnold’s usual full-back partner, Andy Robertson, is set to miss out on playing.