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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount has reportedly been deemed fit to face Liverpool in today’s Premier League clash (4:30pm).
Mount went under assessment from the Blues’ medical team as scans confirmed there was no ligament damage.
It is not yet clear whether Lampard will decide he can start the match or be introduced from the bench.
If he is to play from the first whistle in west London, than he is likely to engage in battle with Three Lions team-mate Jordan Henderson.
Ahead of the contest the Reds’ skipper has revealed he’s been impressed by Mount’s progress since the start of the campaign.
“Frank’s done very good,” Henderson told Soccer Saturday.
“I think the way they’re playing is very good.
“They’ve got young kids but they’re top players, and certainly will be in the future.
“They haven’t had a couple of results go their way, with the Sheffield United game and Valencia, but in terms of the way they’re playing I can definitely see an improvement.”
Speaking on Friday, Lampard confirmed that Mount was in contention to make the squad, highlighting his importance to the side.
“He’s got a chance,” Lampard said. “We all saw the image of the tackle afterwards which made it look really bad. Hopefully it’s not so bad.
“We are trying to get him moving today. It’s one I’m going to have to call later on just before the game with another 24 hours in the bank.
“We’re trying, and the good thing with Mason is his attitude, which I keep going on about. He will give everything to get out there and play for this club, particular a game of this size. We will have every opportunity and try to get him there.
“There’s a lot of swelling and it didn’t look the best. Some injuries with the ankle, from my experience as well, if there’s proper damage there’s not much you can do, but sometimes if they’re swollen, and you strap it up old-school and get out there, it can be done.
“We won’t take any risks with him individually, obviously, because there’s a bigger picture, but we will all do our best.”