Liverpool boost as key trio – including Alisson – spotted in training ahead of Chelsea

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Liverpool boost as key trio – including Alisson – spotted in training ahead of Chelsea

The latest photos emerging from Liverpool’s training ground suggest that the Reds could welcome back a trio of key performers to the club’s matchday squad on Thursday night.

CL showdown

Jurgen Klopp’s men are set to return to action in 48 hours’ time.

The Merseysiders will welcome Chelsea to Anfield, for the week’s marquee Premier League fixture.

The clash marks a key one in the race for European football, with the two sides, as things stand, separated by just a point in the English top-flight table.

It is Thomas Tuchel’s Blues who currently boast the advantage, having enjoyed a fine start to life under the guidance of their new boss.

Liverpool, though, on the back of a dismal spell of form, got things back on track to at least some degree last time out, when the Reds downed Sheffield United by 2 goals to nil at Bramall Lane.

Liverpool boost as key trio – including Alisson – spotted in training ahead of Chelsea

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 28: Roberto Firminho of Liverpool shoots during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Bramall Lane on February 28, 2021 in Sheffield, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Jota amongst returnees?

And, as outlined above, ahead of Thursday’s highly-anticipated clash, the champions have today been handed a further boost.

This comes in the form of the potential return of all of Alisson, Fabinho and Diogo Jota to the club’s matchday squad.

Both Jota and Fabinho have been sidelined for some time now, with respective fitness issues. Alisson, meanwhile, played no part in Liverpool’s win over Sheffield United at the weekend, following the tragic passing of his father.

All three, however, were spotted in first-team training at the club’s Kirkby training centre this evening:

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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# Team MP D P
1 Manchester City FC 26 36 62
2 Manchester United FC 26 21 50
3 Leicester City FC 26 15 49
4 West Ham United FC 26 9 45
5 Chelsea FC 26 16 44
6 Liverpool FC 26 13 43
7 Everton FC 25 5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 25 14 39
9 Aston Villa FC 24 12 39
10 Arsenal FC 26 7 37
11 Leeds United 26 -1 35
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 26 -6 34
13 Crystal Palace FC 26 -14 33
14 Southampton FC 26 -13 30
15 Burnley FC 26 -16 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 26 -7 26
17 Newcastle United FC 26 -17 26
18 Fulham FC 26 -11 23
19 West Bromwich Albion 26 -35 17
20 Sheffield United FC 26 -28 11
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 17
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 15
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 14
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 13
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 13
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 13
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 12
Gundogan, Ilkay Manchester City FC 11
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 10
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 10
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 9
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 9
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 9
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 9
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 9
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 8
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 8
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