Liverpool has been handed over a major boost to their ongoing crisis as some key players are now back in training after missing a long part of the season due to injuries.
Arthur Melo, Virgil Van Dijk, Bobby Firmino, and Diogo Jota are among the players who have recently seen taking part in the training sessions for Liverpool and their return is not very from away.
Roberto Firmino ✅
Virgil van Dijk ✅
Diogo Jota ✅
Arthur Melo ✅
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) February 9, 2023
Jurgen Klopp’s men are having a nightmare of a season after sitting 10 in the PL points table and with a gap of 11 points from the Champions League qualification spot, they are desperate to bring things under their control.
However, injuries to vital players certainly hindered All Red’s process as Jota and Arthur Melo were the long-time absence for them, and seeing the guys back on the grass will lift the moral spirit among the squad.
Liverpool have now recorded a total of 17 separate hamstring injuries this season alone.
A total of 79 games have been missed through hamstring injuries… pic.twitter.com/wlXw8iwztF
— LFCDZN11 (@lfcdzn11) January 31, 2023
Arthur Melo will be monitored ahead of the Merseyside Derby with Everton and Jota is expected to be involved in the game after completing a few full training sessions in the last few days.
Virgil Van Dijk is yet not ready for action as he continues to progress from the hamstring injury, he picked up in a 3-1 loss against Brentford on January 2. The Dutchman is back in training and expected to be fit for the crunch UCL round of 16 clash with Real Madrid on February 21.
🚨 NEW: Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino were spotted back in training on Thursday afternoon, with the pair having spent a period on the sidelines through respective muscle injuries. #lfc [liverpool echo] pic.twitter.com/MlNGDETxPu
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) February 2, 2023
Roberto Firmino picked up a calf injury during a training session prior to the World Cup and the return of the Brazilian certainly put a smile on Klopp’s face after witnessing Liverpool’s poor show in front of the goal.
Liverpool is out of reach of the Premier League trophy and having been knocked out of domestic competitions, the Champions League is all they can compete for.
BRIGHTON KNOCK LIVERPOOL OUT OF THE FA CUP 👋 pic.twitter.com/W6W25aDZD3
— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 29, 2023
Jurgen Klopp has screamed for desperation as they have to find a way back to winning games if they desire to qualify for the next European Championship while the returns of vital players should change their luck.