Jurgen Klopp, currently in La Manga with 27 squad members, has told Liverpool fans Dejan Lovren and Marko Grujic should be back in training next week.
The pair have stayed at Melwood for the trip, along with Danny Ings, Adam Bogdan and Ovie Ejaria, due to injury – but Liverpool’s manager has claimed their problems are not serious – unlike the other three.
“That was the decision of the medical department,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Of course we have here exactly the same possibilities in the medical department and we have fantastic people at home and they can take care of the players [at home] and take care of them, which makes more sense.
“Hopefully, especially Dejan, [they] can come back to training after when we come back on Sunday, that would be great.
“Same for Marko Grujic, who is close but not close enough to make the sessions with us, and it’s not nice for a player when you’re close but you see this, so do your stuff and train [with the group] in the moment you can do it again. So that’s all, there are no other reasons.”
We garner from this that Lovren should be more than ready for our next Premier League game, scheduled away to Leicester on February 27th, meaning the Croat will likely come in alongside Joel Matip in place of Lucas…
Grujic hasn’t played a full game since way back in October due to his ongoing tendon issue, and in truth, the club has been very quiet on the summer signing’s potential comeback.
Hopefully a return to training will see the Serb able to participate for the Under-23s, as it’s unlikely he’ll be able to force his way into first-team recognition with just 13 games of the campaign left.