Liverpool receive huge injury boost as midfielder Fabinho is back in training ahead of the Reds’ Premier League tussle with fierce rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday evening at 17:30 pm.
Fabinho is back in training with Liverpool… and that will put him in contention to face Manchester United at the weekend.
The Brazilian midfielder has finished his rehabilitation from a serious ankle injury, and revealed at the weekend he has been following a tailored training plan, including ball work, for the past 10 days.
Now he will join in with full session with the first team squad over the next few days, and that will give him the all clear to return to action.
Boss Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to throw him in at the deep end with a start against United – his first start looks certain to be in the FA Cup the following weekend.
But his return after a six week absence is a boost, with Liverpool set to resume Champions League hostilities against Atletico Madrid in February, as well as pursuing Premier League and FA Cup glory.
Reds full back Andy Robertson meanwhile, has insisted records will mean nothing if his team don’t lift the title this season.
Klopp’s side have smashed so many records this season, the latest the best ever start after 21 games of any club in the history of Europe’s big six leagues.
But Robertson said: “For us, they are irrelevant. Yes, if we break records on the way, fine, great, but we will look at that [only] if we get a trophy.
“Last season we broke records in terms of clean sheets and ended up empty-handed in the Premier League. Records don’t mean anything unless they get you the end goal, hopefully it will come this season.”