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Fabinho and Thiago Pictured in Training

The Brazilian took part in full training ahead of the midweek clash with Atlético Madrid.

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Fabinho of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on November 01, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Fabinho of Liverpool during a training session at AXA Training Centre on November 01, 2021 in Kirkby, England.
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool’s midfield at the weekend was not quite up to its organizational best after Naby Keïta left the pitch with injury, and Jürgen Klopp’s side slumped to a deserved draw against a sharp Brighton team intent on causing problems.

While the midfield injury “crisis” certainly doesn’t match the issues at center back last season — we have midfielders to play in the midfield, at least — the bench against Brighton was lacking in players who can be called first and second choice in that position.

The pictures released from Monday’s training, therefore, were heartening: Thiago and Fabinho with big smiles on joining in on the action.

Given how sharp the forwards have been, an injury boost in the midfield is exactly what the team needs to continue their (ridiculous) unbeaten run in the league.

It’s unclear whether either player is fit enough to start against Atlético Madrid, but having them back in training takes the Reds out of the early crisis mode the team was slipping into, and fans will hope to see both back on the pitch before long.

Thiago has a laugh in training.
Thiago has a laugh in training.
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Fabinho goes to ground in training.
Fabinho goes to ground in training.
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Fabinho and Virgil share a joke.
Fabinho and Virgil share a joke.
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images