Liverpool midfielder Jordon Johnstone has revealed he’s not sure when he’ll be back to full fitness for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea.
Ive never been in this situation before but if I was to come back it would be when the season started.
Ive been training at the club a lot, so it feels like a normal part of my life now.
I’m going to give it a good go in the coming days and hopefully get back to my best.
I feel really good and confident going into this match.
I know I have a lot of quality and I feel like if I play well Ill be there.
I know what it’s like to be a part of something like this, so if I get a bit of confidence back it will give me a lot more motivation and hopefully it will help me to get a goal or two and keep pushing on.
The midfielder has been struggling with a hamstring problem since January, when he tore his hamstring during training at Melwood.
But Liverpool are hoping the injury won’t keep him out of the match, with manager Brendan Rodgers expecting to see the 22-year-old back on the pitch at the end of the season.
“I’m hoping he will be back on,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.
“If I feel he is, I will give him a chance.
It’s not something I’ve done too much with, but he’s a young player so he has to make a decision.”
He has been training with us for the past few weeks and has been playing well.
“Hopefully he will have a good week of training, and then he will return to training on the weekend.”
Ive been working hard on my fitness this week and hopefully I will be ready to play in the match.
“I was training with them for a couple of days, and Ive got some really good news, and a few little things Ive had to do.
I feel so much better now and it is going to be nice to come in and do my best.”