Liverpool handed boost as Roberto Firmino returns to training following knee problem which ruled him out of Reds’ last three matches
- Roberto Firmino has returned to Liverpool training following three games out
- The Brazilian is in contention to face Arsenal at the weekend after his recovery
- The forward was kept out with a knee problem but took part in group session
Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino is in contention to face Arsenal at the weekend after returning to training.
The Brazil international, who remained on Merseyside with compatriots Alisson Becker and Fabinho after the South American World Cup qualifiers were postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions, has missed the last three matches with a knee problem.
However, the forward was pictured participating in a group session on Monday at the club’s AXA training complex.
Roberto Firmino (left) is in contention to face Arsenal after returning to Liverpool training
The Brazilian took part in a group session at Liverpool’s AXA training complex on Monday
Trent Alexander-Arnold, who dropped by England in the latest squad, also took part in the sessions.
Other senior players involved who are not currently on international duty included Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, James Milner, Naby Keita, Adrian, Nat Phillips and Ben Davies – who has still to make his first-team debut after signing from Preston in the winter transfer window.
Manager Jurgen Klopp also drafted in a number of academy players on the fringes of the senior set-up to make up the numbers.
After Saturday’s trip to the Emirates, Liverpool travel to face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions quarter-final on Tuesday April 6.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (right) also took part after the pair were not selected for Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad