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Liverpool receive key injury boost ahead of Sheffield United fixture

Liverpool have received a key injury boost ahead of their clash against Sheffield United this weekend.

The Reds are in the midst of a dramatic decline in form in the Premier League which has seen them drop out of the top four.

Four home defeats in a row have seriously hampered their season with them sitting 13 points behind top-placed Manchester City.

Losses to Brighton, Burnley and City were made worse when Everton won at Anfield for the first time in 22 years at the weekend.

Jurgen Klopp has had to deal with a number of injuries but his side have been poor going forward.

But one key signing in the summer has returned to full training in the shape of Diogo Jota.

Diogo Jota is back in training for Liverpool

The Portugal international was brought in from Wolves in the summer and made an immediate impact.

The 24-year-old scored nine times in 17 appearances at the start of the season before suffering a serious knee injury in December.

However, fine work from the medical team has seen Jota return to training ahead of schedule.

On Wednesday, he took part in his first full training session in over two months and staff are waiting to see how he reacts to the day’s work.

If Jota is okay, there is a small chance he could make the bench against Sheffield United with Klopp unlikely to rush back the Portuguese forward, report The Athletic.

Jurgen Klopp will be over the moon to welcome back such a key player

It seems more likely that he could play a role against Chelsea when Liverpool return to Anfield looking to end their shocking home form.

The Reds face Sheffield United this Sunday night in desperate need of a result before taking on Thomas Tuchel’s men on Thursday.

Following their 7-0 demolition of Crystal Palace on December 19, Liverpool have won just twice in the Premier League.

It has seen them drop down to sixth with teams below them having the chance to jump above them if they win their games in hand.

Everton are level on points with their Merseyside rivals while Aston Villa are four points behind with two matches played less.




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