David Moyes says Wayne Rooney is willing to take a painkilling injection in order to face Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
The Reds have travelled to Bavaria with doubts over the striker’s fitness after a bruised toe forced him to miss Saturday’s 4-0 win at Newcastle. However, while speaking to the media on Tuesday, the boss explained Rooney is likely to return.
“Wayne was able to train and he is massively keen to play,” Moyes told reporters. “He's not trained all week so we have to be wary of that. We'll do everything we possibly can. He’s happy to take an injection to play in the game, which shows you his feeling about the game and about the club.
"We think it's okay. We wouldn't do anything medically wrong. We've taken advice from the doctors and the people who advise us. Everybody knows the type of character Wayne is and he is determined to play. If he is determined we would be mad not to give him that opportunity."
Speaking about Wednesday’s match, a tie that will attract the attention of football fans around the world, Moyes was visibly excited about what lies ahead.
“I'm really looking forward to it. Second leg, quarter-final of the Champions League with the opportunity to reach the semi-finals... It's a massive game, one all the players are looking forward to. We'll do everything we can to reach the semis.