Liverpool get triple injury boost ahead Champions League clash

Liverpool welcomed back three players to training ahead of Tuesday’s trip to take on RB Leipzig in Budapest.

Jurgen Klopp’s squad have been denied entry into Germany due to coronavirus restrictions on people travelling from countries with dangerous Covid variants, and so will instead take on the Bundesliga side in Hungary.

Naby Keita hasn’t made an appearance for the Reds since the 7-0 win over Crystal Palace in December, but he was spotted training with the squad at the open session at the AXA Training Centre on Monday.

The Guinean won’t be the squad to take on his former club though, with forward Divock Origi and defender Ben Davies also training after both players missed the weekend defeat over Leicester.

There was no sign of Brazilian star Fabinho though, with the former Monaco man seeming set to miss out again.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold hopes the Champions League gives Liverpool the perfect chance to overcome recent woes.

“It’s a different competition, which always freshens it up, (and a) different mentality going into it,” he told the club’s website.

“In situations like this you want the opportunity to put it right as soon as possible. And it’s going to be a different task for us, a Champions League night.

 

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“It’s exciting to have the prospect of a knockout game of football again. You wait so long for the knockout rounds of the Champions League – it fills you with that excitement, so it’ll be good.

“We need to recover and go again because we’ve got a big game come Tuesday.”

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