Many Liverpool fans have erupted at the news that midfielder Thiago Alcantara could be back for their next match.
According to The Liverpool Echo, the 30-year-old should return to full team training ahead of the FA Cup fourth round clash with Cardiff City at Anfield next Sunday. He may well be in contention to start at the weekend, or at least make an appearance from the bench.
Elsewhere, Divock Origi should return to the fold before the end of February as he recovers from a knee problem, while Harvey Elliott is building up his ‘general fitness’ at the AXA Training Centre in Kirkby after missing more than four months with a serious ankle injury.
Why is this a big deal?
Thiago hasn’t played a Premier League match since the 3-1 victory over Newcastle United nine days before Christmas.
Significantly, Liverpool have won all eight top-flight games that the Spaniard has started this season, so his comeback is a welcome boost as the Reds try to reel in Manchester City at the top of the table.
Fan feed Anfield Watch relayed The Liverpool Echo‘s report, and here’s what some supporters had to say about the Spain midfielder’s impending return to action. For some Kopites, it adds to the positive vibes around Anfield after the signing of Luis Diaz in recent days.
These Liverpool fans buzzing over Thiago news
“Omg what a dayyyyy”
“Honestly what a week”
“This day gets better and better”
“Things I love to see”
“Wow, welcome Thiago”
In other news, there’s a big update on Neco Williams from The Athletic
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