Major boost for Liverpool as they prepare for Wednesday night’s Premier League match against Newcastle United thanks to the return to training of three players.
Centre-back On Monday afternoon, Joel Matip was seen smiling and laughing as he trained at the AXA facility in Kirkby along with the rest of the team.
Expected to Make a Speedy Recovery From a Muscular Strain and Return to Action.
The 31-year-old hasn’t played since the Reds’ opening day tie against Fulham at Craven Cottage, but he’s expected to make a speedy recovery from a muscular strain and return to action.
It remains to be seen if he is well enough to displace Joe Gomez, who started alongside Virgil van Dijk in Liverpool’s 9-0 rout of Bournemouth last weekend.
With Curtis Jones back, Jurgen Klopp now has more choices in the middle of the field. Since Jones had to leave the latter stages of preseason with an injury, he has yet to make an impact this season. His apparent return to full training comes at a good moment, since Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Naby Keita are all still out with injuries.
Newly acquired player Calvin Ramsay has also resumed training. The right back, 19, has been in rehabilitation since a small issue was discovered during his medical evaluation.
Ramsey came over from Aberdeen of the Scottish Premier League to serve as backup and competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right back. It is unclear whether Ramsay was resuming full training or if he was only in the latter stages of rehabilitation.
Although Harvey Elliott was spotted in the Liverpool-released photos, it was unclear whether he had joined the main group or was working out alone following his cautious weekend withdrawal from action.
Klopp said, “Harvey felt just a little bit” when asked why he took the youngster out of the game at halftime during the win against Bournemouth. If we didn’t take him out with a 5-0 lead, we probably never would have. There will be zero postgame coverage. The evaluation is positive. In all likelihood, he will be alright.