Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Romelu Lukaku has fully recovered from his ankle injury ahead of Manchester United’s trip to Anfield tomorrow.
The striker picked up a knock to the ankle during Man United’s 4-0 win over Crystal Palace ahead of the international break and missed Belgium’s 4-3 win over Bosnia and Herzegovina.
He was able to recover in time for make a substitute appearance against Cyprus on Tuesday and characteristically scored soon after replacing Thomas Meunier.
And Mourinho has confirmed that Lukaku is fit to start but ruled out Michael Carrick for the clash as the Englishman continues to recover from an ankle problem.
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Of course, the fact that Lukaku played against Cyrus essentially affirmed this notion, but doubts still remained over whether he was fit to play a full 90 minutes in what promises to be a furiously paced encounter.
But it seems as if the Belgian has the all clear. And could you really ever stop Lukaku from playing in a game of such magnitude?
The 24-year-old never scored at Anfield during his time at Everton and the jury is still out on whether he can deliver in a high-octane, big game atmosphere. And the trip to Liverpool serves as the best possible time to set the record straight.