Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara return to Liverpool training after recovering from coronavirus while Joel Matip is also back following a muscle injury as Jurgen Klopp is handed triple boost for Merseyside derby

  • Jurgen Klopp has been handed a triple boost ahead of the Merseyside derby 
  • Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara have returned to training after self-isolating 
  • Both players tested positive for coronavirus but have since recovered
  • Joel Matip was also back at Melwood after recovering from a muscle injury 

Jurgen Klopp has been handed a major boost ahead of Liverpool‘s Merseyside derby with Everton with Sadio Mane, Thiago Alcantara and Joel Matip all returning to training.

Mane and Thiago were both forced to self-isolate after testing positive for coronavirus while Matip has missed the last three league games with a muscle injury.

But the trio were back at Melwood on Tuesday and the timing couldn’t be better for Klopp, who faced an unbeaten Everton side on Saturday. 

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has returned to training after a period of self-isolation

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has returned to training after a period of self-isolation

Mane and Thiago Alcantara both tested positive for Covid-19 this month but have recovered

Mane and Thiago Alcantara both tested positive for Covid-19 this month but have recovered

The Toffees have won all of their four league games and currently sit top of the Premier League table. 

All three players could be thrown straight back into the action with the Reds looking to recover from their 7-2 thrashing by Aston Villa before the international break.  

Summer signing Thiago missed matches against Arsenal and Villa with Mane also missing the latter match as they followed the strict rules and guidelines.

Joel Matip has also returned to training after missing the last three games through injury

Joel Matip has also returned to training after missing the last three games through injury

The trios return has come at the right time for Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Merseyside derby

 The trios return has come at the right time for Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Merseyside derby

Thiago had hinted at the fact he had completed his isolation period after he posted photos of himself walking around Liverpool city centre. 

Any player who does return a positive test result for coronavirus must undergo a ten-day isolation period and then return two negative tests in order to return to action.

Klopp is likely to be without Naby Keita who tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty with Guinea.

The midfielder is waiting for the results of his follow-up test, that if returned positive would rule him out of the match at Goodison Park and almost certainly the Champions League tie with Ajax on October 21.



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