Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp laughed at his last press conference when he revealed that Diogo Jota looks “really promising” after returning to training.
Portuguese striker he has not played since mid-December after a knee injury against Midtjylland.
However, he returned to first team training this week, giving the Reds a key boost.
LiverpoolThe results have fallen sharply since he encountered an injury, but Jota is one of the few key players whose absences have played an important role.
In fact, senior midfielder Fabinho and James Milner are just starting to come back. Captain Jordan Henderson, meanwhile after surgery, the groin faces a long-lasting spell.
“Diogo has now coached twice with the team. It looks very good, but it’s been a long time, so we need to see what we can do about it, “Klopp told reporters on Friday’s media report.
“But he looks really promising in training. Fab [Fabinho] not with the team yet, this could happen from tomorrow.
“This will be his first meeting with the team and the same for James [Milner]. “
Henderson’s injury in addition to Fabinho’s permanent absence means Nathaniel Phillips has temporarily taken over the coat as the club’s oldest center-back.
Ozan Kabak could play next to him again on Sunday against Sheffield United, just like last weekend against Everton.
Klopp said he “hopes” England international Henderson will be able to play “a few games” before the end of the season.
The Liverpool coach could also move between the sticks, but Alisson Becker mourned for him the tragic death of his father.
Klopp did not want to give up talking to the goalkeeper, but said the pair had not yet discussed his availability.
Klopp focuses on the game
Liverpool’s trip to South Yorkshire could bring fresh air to the Reds, who have lost three in a row at Anfield.
But Klopp said his players “don’t walk shaking” and don’t feel “pressure” on the home field.
Nonetheless, he noted the test that Chris Wilder’s fighters will still face.
“Sheffield United is a strong side with a tough, tough start to the season. Meanwhile, the results in the last 10 matches have been quite different and you can see that they are much more confident, ”he said.
“They will fight with everything they have, we will fight with everything we have.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s dangerous or difficult or the best moment. It’s the only game we have this weekend, and that’s all we want in it.
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