Is Liverpool’s rotten injury luck lifting? Fabinho back with the squad in a gym session at the new Kirkby training base giving hope versatile star could be fit for Sunday’s clash with Leicester City
- Fabinho was pictured on Thursday with weights as well as performing cardio
- The Brazilian is looking to get back to full fitness as Liverpool’s new training base
- Jordan Henderson also back among the Reds after his knock while with England
- Andy Robertson was also present along with sidelined Thiago Alcantara
- Liverpool were preparing for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Leicester City
Liverpool could be handed a big boost ahead of their clash with Leicester City on Sunday after midfielder Fabinho was pictured in training again among his team-mates.
While playing as a defender the Brazilian picked up a knock in the Champions League win over Midtjylland back in October and has missed the Reds’ three following fixtures.
But at Liverpool’s new training base in Kirkby, Fabinho appeared to be nearing a return again as he was pictured on Thursday among his team-mates in a gym session following his hamstring complaint.
Fabinho was pictured back in training for Liverpool on Thursday having been out injured
The Brazilian took part in a gym session to try and build up some muscle following his lay-off
He also did some cardio work having not played since October for Jurgen Klopp’s side
He has been out injured with a hamstring injury as he uses a roller to massage his upper leg
Working through muscle building exercises as well as building up his cardio fitness, the Brazilian looked to be on the mend.
Although Jurgen Klopp was unsure before the international break of when the 27-year-old would return, the Liverpool manager claimed he hoped his ‘minor’ issue would not keep him out long.
Klopp said: ‘After the international break he will back for sure, we just don’t know exactly when.
Jordan Henderson throws a medicine ball against the wall as he looks to get back up to fitness
Liverpool’s captain picked up a knock while on international duty with England this week
However the midfielder is hoping to be fit for Liverpool’s clash with Leicester on Sunday
Henderson was seen with his tattoo showing Liverpool’s 2019 Champions League win
‘It’s a minor thing. It’s not something which will take him out for ages.’
Liverpool have suffered an early season crisis with injuries and Fabinho’s return would allow him to cover a defence which has been badly exposed.
First choice centre-back Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are both long term absentees and Fabinho has proven competent cover in the absence of both despite his preferred role in the centre of midfield.
Henderson was joined at the Reds’ training base by team-mates including Curtis Jones (left)
Sadio Mane shows off his explosive ability as he practises his jumping in a cardio workout
Experienced star James Milner was also among those at the impressive new Kirkby base
In addition to his two centre-back stars, the Reds are also currently without Trent Alexander-Arnold until early December while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is out long term and Mohamed Salah is recovering after testing positive for Covid-19.
Liverpool’s rotten luck with injuries could be turning though with Jordan Henderson also pictured training on Thursday following his knock while on duty with England this week, while Thiago Alcantara is also thought to be near a return having been ruled out with a knee injury since October.
Andy Robertson is also a concern following a knock while with Scotland and although he was not seen taking part in training he looked in good spirits as he spoke to Thiago on a staircase.
Many first-team stars including James Milner and Sadio Mane were seen preparing for Sunday’s clash against the Foxes who are top of the Premier League table at the impressive looking Kirkby facility, as the Reds look to get their title ambitions back on track.
Injured duo Andy Robertson (left) and Thiago Alcantara share a discussion on the stairs
Thiago is still out with a knee injury as he walks around the training base with a box
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took to the outdoors as he looked to get back up to full fitness
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