Daniel Sturridge, Martin Skrtel, Philippe Coutinho, and Divock Origi are all expected back in full training within the week. Sturridge has even come through his first training session with the first team unscathed already. Liverpool’s lengthy injury list is, slowly but surely, getting shorter.
Another player set for a return in the coming weeks is 18-year-old Jordan Rossiter, who impressed massively in European play in the autumn before falling to a hamstring injury that has kept him out the past three months. The timing of it was awful for Rossiter, but the youngster says he’s hoping to be back soon.
"I’m doing quite well," the local youngster told the club’s official website this week. "It’s progressing well at the moment. I think I’ve been out around eight weeks now, but I’m hopefully looking to be running around the next two weeks. It’s been frustrating, but hopefully there are better things to come soon."
Rossiter put in a pair of outstanding Europa League performances against Bordeaux and Sion, showing a reading to the game many midfielders ten years his elder would be envious of. For a time, he began to look the club’s best option to back up defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva. Then, the injury.
"I picked up the hamstring injury in October, which kept me out," he added. "I was back fir for two weeks but to [then] pick up another injury has been frustrating. Hopefully it all turns around soon and I get a bit of luck."