Trent Alexander-Arnold reveals he is ‘fit’ and ‘ready to play’ in Liverpool’s pre-season campaign after resuming full training after a thigh injury that kept the Reds star from participating at England’s Euro 2020 this summer
- Trent Alexander-Arnold injured his thigh which excluded him from Euro 2020
- The Liverpool star has since resumed full training for the Reds from Jurgen Klopp
- 22-year-old says he is ‘completely pain free’ and ‘ready to play’ for Liverpool
- Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are also on the verge of regaining their top form
- Jurgen Klopp’s team are in Austria ahead of the new league season on August 13
Trent Alexander-Arnold has declared himself “completely painless” and “fit” for the new season with Liverpool and reveals he is back in full training with the Reds.
The 22-year-old right-back was due to be part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad for Euro 2020 this summer, but suffered a thigh problem in the Three Lions’ first friendly against Austria and was replaced by Ben, linked with Arsenal. White.
The right-back admitted he was “ready to play” for Jurgen Klopp’s side in the pre-season as they plot to reclaim the Premier League title crown stolen by Manchester City last season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold revealed he was ‘ready to play’ for Liverpool after his thigh injury
The defender (right) missed England’s Euro 2020 bid after injury in a friendly with Austria
Alexander-Arnold told the official Liverpool website: “(I am) totally painless. I did a lot of rehabilitation when we were on leave this summer with physiotherapists and medical staff, which was good for me.
“I feel great, I feel healthy and I’m back to full training now, so that’s good. It’s good for me.
“I’ve done a lot of sessions with the guys now, I feel pretty good to play. But the decision comes from the manager, the staff and obviously the medical staff, they need to talk and see if it’s worth the risk.
“Otherwise there’s also a game on Friday, so whether it’s a few minutes on Tuesday and playing a bit more on Friday, calm me down like that, who knows?” Either way, I’ll be ready to play.
Alexander-Arnold (left) is now back in full pre-season training with the other Liverpool stars
Alexander-Arnold played a major role in Liverpool’s rise from the obscurity of the midfield to a top-four spot last season, scoring one goal and registering four assists in the last nine games of the Premier League. Reds last season.
That form got him a call-back to the England squad for the summer matches, after Southgate let him go during the international break in March after Liverpool’s form collapsed.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, two other Liverpool defenders who missed the Euro 2020 tournament, have both been out for nine months with long-lasting injuries.
Defenders Virgil van Dijk (right) and Joe Gomez (left) are expected to return from long-term injuries
Liverpool boss Klopp confirmed last week that the pair of center-backs are lagging behind Alexander-Arnold in their progress and are not ready for a double pre-season session.
Klopp said on the club’s website: “Virg and Joe will not have double sessions now for the first few days with the team. They have a second session of the day but it is with the rehabilitation department, of physiotherapy – that stuff.
– It’s for those two. (They) look really good. I don’t know exactly when we can take the next steps but it will happen in the next four weeks. Of course, we will take a big step forward.
Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare for their Premier League debut in Norwich on August 14
Meanwhile, Joel Matip – also a center-back – has not featured for the club since suffering ankle ligament damage in February, with Klopp claiming the defender is set to return to action. .
The Reds are currently in pre-season training camp in Austria ahead of the new Premier League season, which begins August 14 for them with a trip to Carrow Road.
The Merseysiders will face Klopp’s former side in Mainz at their camp on July 23 before facing another German club in Hertha Berlin six days later.