Per The Athletic’s unanswerable James Pearce, Liverpool FC’s Virgil van Dijk and Diogo Jota are both set to return to training this week, ahead of a big week for the club. The Reds will have the Merseyside Derby and leg one of a Champions League clash with Real Madrid to contend with.
Any boost is welcome, and here’s hoping the returns of two key cogs in the squad will give a lift to the overall morale of the team, which has probably taken a beating lately.
Van Dijk has been out of action since he came off injured at half-time during Liverpool’s defeat to Brentford last month. Jota has barely featured this season, having started the season injured. Then, in mid-October, he was sidelined with a calf injury just weeks after returning to action, which also ruled him out of the World Cup.
The more players available, the more options Klopp will have to find a salve for the team’s current woes. Let’s see what happens.