English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool’s coach Jurgen Klopp said that the imminent return of four of his star players will represent his “new transfers” for the January window. The winter transfer window saw no new signings made by the Merseyside club.
Klopp mentioned that Daniel Sturridge would be back to training by mid-week followed by Philippe Coutinho a day later. Divock Origi and Martin Skrtel will return for the Reds by weekend.
The Liverpool manager insisted that Sturridge needed to complete several sessions with him before returning to the first-team. It seems that the mini-pre-season for the England striker has been completed.
The 26-year-old Sturridge last featured for Klopp against Newcastle where he came off the bench to face defeat on Dec. 6, 2015.
Coutinho suffered a hamstring injury against Stoke City in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final, early January. Origi suffered a hamstring problem as well. The Belgian limped off the field on Boxing Day against Leicester City. Meanwhile, Skrtel has been missing from Liverpool’s starting lineup since he injured himself against Watford last December.
“They are close to training. Martin (Skrtel) I think needs maybe two or three more days’ time. Divock (Origi) and Phil (Coutinho) and Daniel should return to training this week.” Klopp said, as reported by liverpoolecho.co.uk.
Klopp ruled out any new arrivals at Anfield in the winter transfer window. He also mentioned that there were any little possibilities of a Liverpool player going out of the club.
“These are our transfers, four new players for LFC! It’s good for us of course. The real long term injuries nothing has changed.” Klopp added.
Klopp will hope that the returning players remain fit. The German would want to challenge for the Champions League position and any more injuries to his squad would seriously hinder any chance of making the top 4 of the Premier League.
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