Alexander Trent-Arnold returned to full training for Liverpool at their pre-season training camp in Austria. Following the practice Trent-Arnold, right-back for the Reds stated that he feels ‘fit’ and ‘healthy’ now. Due to a thigh injury, he had to miss Euro 2020 with England, the team that lost the tournament to Italy on penalties.
Alexander-Arnold hopes to play in one of the mini-friendlies against Wacker Innsbruck or Stuttgart on Tuesday evening. In the absence of that, he believes he will be ready for Liverpool’s friendly against Mainz on Friday.
“[I’m] fully pain-free,” Alexander-Arnold told Liverpoolfc.com. “I’ve been doing a lot of rehabs when we were off over the summer with the physios and the medical staff, which was good for me. I feel fit, I feel healthy and I’m back in full training now, so it’s good. It’s good for me.”
The 22-year-old says he has done “quite a few sessions” and feels ready to play, but he will leave it up to Jurgen Klopp and the club’s medical staff to decide whether or not he should play in either of Tuesday’s games, which are both limited to 30 minutes.
“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,” Alexander-Arnold explained. “If not, there’s a game on Friday as well, so whether it’s a case of a few minutes on Tuesday and play a bit more on Friday, ease me in like that, who knows? Either way, I’ll be ready to play.”