The Anfield faithful will no doubt be delighted with this news…
Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost this morning, with the news that Jordon Ibe has returned to light training ahead of a potential return to first-team action before the end of the season.
The teenager made a sensational start to his senior career with the Reds earlier this year, bursting onto the scene with several match-winning performances following his return from a loan spell with Derby County.
He was the stand-out performer during the Merseyside derby against Everton in February, and followed that up with further impressive showings against Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Besiktas.
Unfortunately, the 19-year-old limped out of the second leg of our Europa League tie in Turkey with a knee injury, and has not returned since.
According to our official website, no date has yet been set for Ibe’s comeback to full training, but he’s feeling positive after taking a major step in his recovery.
He said: “I’m enjoying it and hopefully I can push on now, keep doing the gym sessions and hopefully get back into training soon and play again.
“I was a bit nervous coming back because I hadn’t been out on the grass for four weeks, but everything is going well.”
“It was the ligament on the side of my knee and they said I could be out for six to eight weeks, but everything has gone smoothly from here and hopefully I can crack on now and get back in action.
“Things happen for a reason so hopefully I can just learn from this, build up the strength in my knee and come back stronger and hopefully be even better.”