Liverpool 'handed boost as Thiago and Mane return to training'

Liverpool ‘handed major boost ahead of Merseyside derby against Everton with Thiago Alcantara and Sadio Mane both returning to training’ after recovering from coronavirus

  • Liverpool have received a huge boost as Sadio Mane and Thiago return to action
  • Both players returned negative test results for covid-19 after an isolation period  

Liverpool have received a huge boost ahead of the Merseyside derby against Everton as two key players return. 

Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara returned to training at the Reds Melwood training complex after they both returned negative covid-19 results, according to the Mirror.

Both players had tested positive for the virus before the international break, and have been forced to isolate following current Government guidelines.

Liverpool have been handed a boost as Thiago (pictured) and Sadio Mane return to training 

Both Mane (pictured) and Thiago returned positive covid-19 results before international break

Midfielder Thiago missed matches against Arsenal and Aston Villa before the Premier League break, with Mane missing the 7-2 drubbing by Villa, as they followed the strict rules and guidelines.

Thiago had hinted at the fact he had completed his isolation period after he posted photos of himself walking around Liverpool city centre. 

Any player who does return a positive test result for coronavirus must undergo a ten-day isolation period and then return two negative tests in order to return to action.

With both players now back in training, they could be thrown straight back into the thick of it as Jurgen Klopp’s side face rivals Everton on Saturday. 

The Reds midfielder had been pictured in Liverpool City centre following his isolation period 

Liverpool will likely be without Naby Keita, who tested positive whilst on international duty

The Spanish midfielder is more likely to make a quick return to the starting side as Klopp will likely be without Naby Keita, who tested positive for the virus whilst on international duty with Guinea. 

The former RB Leipzig midfielder tested positive for covid-19 alongside other members of the Guinea squad before their friendlies against Cape Verde and Gambia in Portugal.

He is waiting to for the results of his follow-up test, that if returned positive would rule him out of the Merseyside derby and almost certainly the Champions League tie with Ajax. 

There had been reports suggesting that the Guinea squad failed to follow protocols regarding social bubbles.  




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