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Liverpool Receive Injury Boost Ahead of Final Stretch

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Joe Gomez was back in training today and Dejan Lovren is expected to return shortly.

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Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp received good news today when Joe Gomez was cleared to take part in training with the first team after being sidelined for nearly a month with an ankle injury. The player is expected to be fit to face West Brom on the weekend should he be needed.

There was further good news with it being reported that though Dejan Lovren didn’t train, his removal on the weekend was largely preventative and he too will be expected in training this week after being given a break to recover from muscle fatigue and not the tear or strain some had feared.

It’s possible, though, that he will be rested on the weekend with an eye to next Tuesday’s Champions League semi final first leg against Roma, which would likely mean a start on the weekend for Ragnar Klavan at centre half. Nathaniel Clyne could also play a part as he continues his own return from injury.

That would leave only Emre Can and Adam Lallana as first team players whose injury status means they are unlikely to take part at all over the next ten days, though there are hopes—albeit faint ones—that both could still have a role to play at the club before the end of the current season.

Can is currently dealing with a back injury and is expected to miss around a month because of it while Lallana has travelled to South Africa to receive specialist treatment for his hamstring in the hopes of playing again before the end of the 2017-18 campaign.