Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is feeling 100% ahead of the new season, but suggested Andy Robertson’s ankle injury is ‘quite bad’.
Alexander-Arnold has returned to full fitness after missing England’s Euro 2020 campaign this summer, the right-back withdrawing from the Three Lions’ squad after sustaining a thigh injury during a warm-up friendly against Austria.
The 22-year-old has since recovered and has taken part in Liverpool‘s pre-season preparations as the Reds prepare for their Premier League opener against Norwich on Saturday.
Asked if he is feeling 100 per cent, he replied: “Yeah, definitely,” he told the Liverpool website.
“I’ve started pre-season quite well, in training I’ve been putting the work in, got the all-clear from the medical staff early doors in pre-season and have been able to push on, get fit and get the full 90 under my belt [against Athletic Club].”
Liverpool’s pre-season plans were however dealt a blow after Andy Robertson limped off during the friendly draw with Athletic Bilbao, with the Scotland international set for scans on an ankle problem.
Alexander-Arnold admits he is not aware of the severity of the injury yet, but believes the issue must be ‘quite bad’ for Robertson to have come off.
“I haven’t seen him, to be fair, but I think you know it’s going to be quite bad if Robbo has to come off. It’s not something that he normally does so it’s disappointing to see, but I’m sure he will bounce back as soon as he can.”