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Alberto Moreno “Raring” to Get Back in the Action

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Nearing full fitness but not quite there yet, the left back is eager to get back to playing football.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

With both Alberto Moreno and Jordan Henderson back in training over the past week there had been hopes that the duo could make their returns from injury against West Brom in the FA Cup on Saturday. However, at least in the case of Moreno, that appears unlikely.

”I can still feel it’s not quite right, but it’s getting better every day and the good thing is that I’m training with the rest of the group,” Moreno told the club’s official website today. “We’re just waiting for this little discomfort to go away and then I’ll be raring to go.”

Moreno was included in the squad that travelled to Swansea on Monday but was left out of the team itself, another signal that while he’s close to making a return, he’s not quite there yet—and for now at least, Moreno isn’t willing to try to put an exact date on that.

When he is fit again, though, he may have a tough time getting back into the starting eleven despite having been one of the club’s better players before his injury given how well Andrew Robertson has performed when given the chance by Moreno’s absence in recent weeks.

Having often been amongst the club’s weaker positions in recent years, Liverpool now find themselves with two left backs in form and deserving of starting minutes. For the club and Jürgen Klopp, at least, it’s a good problem to have—or will be when Moreno’s fully fit again.

“It’ll be the manager who decides exactly when I come back,” Moreno added, “but what I do want to make sure of is I’m 100% when I do make my comeback. It’s a case of getting that match fitness at 100% so as not to let people down.”