Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side has been given an injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with West Ham United this weekend with the news that long-term absentee Nathaniel Clyne has returned to training at the club’s Melwood headquarters.
Clyne has been out of action since the end of last month as he suffered a back injury. The Englishman underwent surgery back in November in an attempt to correct the issue and has finally returned to action.
However, according to reports from Liverpool Echo, it is unlikely that the 26-year-old will be back to match fitness on time to face the Hammers this weekend, with Joe Gomez or Trent Alexander-Arnold expected to be given the nod at right-back for the 3pm kick off.
After taking part in warm weather training last week, Clyne returned to regular sessions at the Reds’ training ground in Melwood on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, West Ham United on the other side, could also be handed a massive boost of their won with rumours circulating that Manuel Lanzini will return to the club for this weekend’s action.
The Argentina international has been out of action since picking up a hamstring injury against Bournemouth last month but could be due to make his return to the club on Saturday.
After he took part in the club’s warm wather training last week, Lanzini returned to regular sessions at the club’s training groun on Tuesday.
Lanzini shared an image of himself on his Instagram story with the caption “waiting for Saturday” to send Hammers fans wild over his potential return.
Just a few days ago, the 25-year-old said that he was aiming to be back in training some time this week.
He told the club website:
“I’m feeling good.”
“My injury is getting better every day and I’m expect to be back very soon. I’m training hard and I expect to go back with the team next week.
“It’s great that Marko is back now. He is a very good player and we need him.
“I’m also looking forward to playing with Joao Mario. He is an important player and together we have good qualities.”