Scotland captain Andy Robertson has confirmed he is back in training for Liverpool, after missing the weekend Premier League game against Bournemouth.
The left-back was a surprise omission against the Cherries at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp stating the 25-year-old felt something in training on Friday.
Robertson – practically ever-present in the starting XI this season – was given the afternoon off as a precaution, with James Milner deputising.
His absence did not prove costly, with Liverpool running out 2-1 winners to take a step closer to their first Premier League title.
Fans concerned about the condition of Robertson need not worry, with the ex-Queen’s Park and Dundee United player providing a positive update today.
He said (official website): “The ankle has felt good, since the winter break it has felt really good. Obviously that week off helped.
“Just Friday in training I overstretched my hamstring and a couple of interesting conversations, I obviously thought I was fine but the cautious approach was taken and Millie went on to be Man of the Match – perfect for the club.
“I sat out. I’ll train today, so all good on that front.”
Robertson’s recovery is timely, with Liverpool in Champions League action against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
The Reds are 1-0 down after the first leg and are hoping to turn things around at Anfield to reach the quarter-finals.
Boost for Liverpool and Scotland
Robertson appears to have no lasting issue which is good news for Liverpool and of course, great news for Scotland.
The Tartan Army have a huge Euro 2020 semi-final play-off coming up against Israel, and will need their best players fit and ready for the mammoth clash at Hampden Park.
Hopefully, Robertson can get back to his high standards for Liverpool and continue his good form this season into that crunch international match on March 26.