Andy Robertson says he is coping with his ankle problems in a positive fitness update.
The Liverpool star and Scotland captain was forced to miss international duty earlier this month after his ankle flared up. It led to him missing victories against Cyprus and Kazakhstan.
He returned to action for Liverpool against Crystal Palace, and whilst he may be over the worst of it, Robertson’s ankle problems aren’t fully relieved.
“It has been better, to be fair,” Robertson told the Liverpool Echo. “A bit stiff after matches but I can manage.
“It can be quite painful but if you don’t have pain given the amount of games we play then something is wrong. I feel fresh and hopefully that continues.”
Robertson must be careful
With the amount of games Liverpool have played and will contest in the run-up to Christmas, it’s no surprise that Robertson is starting to feel the physical effects of this.
That doesn’t mean he should be any less careful though. A vital player for club and country, the Scotland captain needs to make sure it’s monitored rigorously. Prior to the Scotland camp he said he didn’t want to ‘ruin’ his season with a such a problem (Daily Record).
Between now and Christmas, the Reds will play nine more matches. That’s a crazy amount of fixtures and Scotland’s captain has to be careful, having already featured 23 times this term.
Scotland will want Robertson to build some momentum ahead of the Euro 2020 play-offs in March, so his fitness will be paramount to that.