Liverpool’s upcoming match against Arsenal has been the subject of much anticipation and speculation. Many are eager to see what the Reds can do in their bid to make a late push for a top-four finish. However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has announced some positive news ahead of the match. The Reds boss has received a double boost in the form of Thiago’s possible return and a return plan for Luis Diaz.
Thiago’s injury has been a major concern for Liverpool in recent weeks. The Spain international has been sidelined for the past 10 games due to a hip injury. However, after training with the first-team squad all week, Thiago has shown his fitness. He has put himself in contention to face Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.
This is a major boost for Liverpool, who have sorely missed Thiago’s creative spark and midfield control during his absence.
But Thiago is not the only player who could make a comeback for Liverpool this weekend. Luis Diaz, who has been out of action since October, has also trained with the first team squad this week, and could be in line for a return. Klopp has however admitted that he will need to be cautious about Diaz’s return.
Virgil van Dijk has also returned to training after an illness. While Klopp is unlikely to risk all three players from the start, having all three players available is a major boost.
Liverpool’s recent form has been a cause for concern for fans. A lacklustre 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Tuesday added to their woes. However, Klopp is optimistic that his team can produce a strong performance against Arsenal.