Divock Origi believes he’s “ahead of schedule” and can still earn a place in Liverpool’s Europa League final squad.
The Belgium striker sustained what appeared to be a season-ending ankle injury after a poor challenge from Everton’s Ramiro Funes Mori in the victory over the Toffees last month.
But after working hard on his fitness, Origi still retains hopes of making himself available for selection against Sevilla, whom the Reds face in Wednesday’s Europa League final.
Jurgen Klopp has previously said he, as well as Jordan Henderson, would have to prove their fitness by the final game of the campaign at West Brom on Sunday in order to have a chance of making the squad in Basel.
Origi, however, is feeling confident as he continues his recovery from the ankle injury sustained against Everton.
“I’m ahead of schedule, so there’s still a chance for the final,” he told the Liverpool Echo.
“I just have to do everything and it’s the manager who decides what will happen.
“I’d say my mind says that I can be ready but the body has to follow, so we’ll see.
“In every aspect I try to use my time to the maximum.
“You have time to think and see your game and so you can use this time in a good way.
“Now, mentally I’m fresh and everything’s okay, so hopefully my body will be right and then we’ll see.”