Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren is back in full training, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. The Croatian has been sidelined with a muscular injury for over a month but he is now back to full fitness.
Most supporters on Twitter are happy that the 30-year-old is in contention to start matches once again:
He's back 😍
— The Reds Era (@eraofthereds) 21 January 2020
— Anfield 🇬🇭 -LFC (@dondarius471) 22 January 2020
Welcome back lovren 👊🏻😍
— atef nahass (@alatef) 21 January 2020
Boss is back!
— GusandSaM (@GusandSaM) 21 January 2020
Welcome back lion
— 3mmanuel (@Itswonderboy) 21 January 2020
All center halves fit!!
— Emelugo obinna (@EmelugoO) 21 January 2020
Yes King is Back
— Fabi (@Fabii_1887) 21 January 2020
So, we are back to four CBs. Nice. Fabinho in too.
— ChiEmeka (@UnkuEmmy) 21 January 2020
While there are a few fans who don’t think he should be near the starting eleven:
Clean sheets were good while they lasted.
— Matthew (@briggs84) 21 January 2020
Keep this man out the starting XI.
Clean sheets galore since he has been injured…
— Big Meech (@takinoverrome) 21 January 2020
— MO. ABDU (@mujahid_joker) 21 January 2020
With Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk having struck up an impressive partnership in his absence, Lovren will have to battle hard to get his place back in the side.
Klopp will, though, be delighted to have all four centre-backs back available, and while neither Lovren nor Joel Matip are expected to start against Wolves tomorrow night, they are likely to be recalled when Liverpool face Shrewsbury in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday evening.
In other injury news, James Milner, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri are still not back in training but Klopp says he expects all three to return soon.