Liverpool handed boost as Trent Alexander Arnold, Alisson and Diogo Jota return to training


Liverpool have received a major boost with the return of Trent Alexander Arnold, Alisson, Diogo Jota and Stefan Bajcetic to team training.

The quartet all took part in Tuesday’s session at Kirkby following extended spells on the sidelines as the focus turned to Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final first leg at home to Atalanta.

Vice-captain Alexander-Arnold hasn’t featured since damaging his knee in early February, while goalkeeper Alisson has missed the past 13 matches in all competitions after tearing his hamstring in training.

Jota has been out for the past two months with a knee injury sustained against Brentford and Bajcetic, who spent last week building up his fitness levels training with the club’s under-21s squad, hasn’t played since September due to growing pains.

Welcoming them back to the fold provided the perfect lift for Liverpool after the frustration of Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United which dented their title hopes.

Jota, who has scored 14 goals in all competitions this season, should help provide the ruthless streak Jurgen Klopp’s side were lacking at Old Trafford.

Thursday’s game against Atalanta is likely to come too soon for the returning quartet with Sunday’s home league clash with Crystal Palace deemed more realistic.

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