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Liverpool handed major injury boost as Mohamed Salah returns to training

Liverpool handed major injury boost as Mohamed Salah returns to training

Liverpool have been handed a massive injury boost as talismanic forward Mohamed Salah has returned to first-team training ahead of their trip to Brentford this weekend, The Athletic reports.

The Reds will travel to the Gtech Community Stadium this Saturday, looking to build on their previous 3-1 victory over Burnley on home turf, and Salah could return to the starting line-up for the first time in a while. 

The 31-year-old has not featured for Liverpool since New Year’s Day, when he bagged a brace and an assist in the 4-2 win over Newcastle United before jetting off to represent Egypt at the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

However, his AFCON campaign was cut short when he picked up a hamstring problem on matchday two as the Pharaohs drew 2-2 with the Black Stars of Ghana.

The injury forced Salah to return to Anfield early for treatment, and the ex-AS Roma forward was expected to spend a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

However, he has recovered ahead of schedule and looked to be in great spirits when stepping out onto the training turf at Melwood earlier today.

Klopp had previously confirmed that the plan was for Salah to return to the fold this week, and the Egyptian is in line to mark his return against Brentford this weekend.

Key duo Alisson Becker and Joe Gomez, who sat out the win over Burnley, have also returned to training after previously getting caught up in a flu outbreak.

The triple injury boost couldn’t have come at a more opportune time, with Liverpool gearing up for a hectic run of fixtures that includes the EFL Cup final against Chelsea later this month, in addition to league and FA Cup commitments.

Academy starlet Conor Bradley has also returned to the fold after spending time in his native Northern Ireland to mourn the unfortunate passing of his father.

His return also bolsters Klopp’s options in defence, considering Trent Alexander-Arnold, who was replaced at half time against Burnley, wasn’t spotted in training.

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