Liverpool have landed in Tenerife and embark on a week of warm weather training as manager Jürgen Klopp attempts to duplicate last season’s successful trip to the Spanish islands. However, a squad already limited by the absence of many of its international stars faces further injury issues.
Captain Jordan Henderson joined the travelling squad as a late addition despite his foot injury, but it it is unlikely he will be able to take part full in training this week. With hopes he will be fit to face Everton in two weeks, though, light participation is possible.
The news isn’t even that good for Daniel Sturridge, who remains injured. The striker picked up an illness during Liverpool’s last training camp trip, when they headed to La Manga in February. While recovering from it, he managed to injure his hip and has since been sidelined because of that.
It’s the latest in a seemingly endless series of setbacks for Sturridge, and with only nine games to go in the season, it now appears possible that he may have made his final appearance as a Liverpool player in the loss to Hull City on the 4th of February.
In more positive news for Klopp, along with Henderson’s at least partial involvement, Dejan Lovren will be taking part fully in the camp and should be ready to face Everton, and he’ll spend the next two weeks training alongside first choice defensive partner Joël Matip.
Some other first team players, including Loris Karius, James Milner, Alberto Moreno, and Lucas Leiva will also be involved along with a number of fringe players and promising academy youngsters.