Merseysiders hope to have quartet of internationals back in their lineup imminently.
Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has received a massive injury boost with the news that four key first-team players could all be in line to return to action for the Reds in this weekend’s Premier League encounter with Newcastle United at St James’ Park, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Northern Irishman has so far overseen a flying start to the new campaign by the Merseyside giants, with Liverpool currently sitting joint top of the Premier League with Arsenal, albeit in second place on goal difference behind the north London club.
However, Rodgers’s hopes of being able to lead Liverpool to a top-four finish in the Premier League come the end of this season, and with it a place in the lucrative group stage of the 2014/15 Uefa Champions League, have now been given a huge lift after four key internationals all returned to training at Melwood this week.
England international Glen Johnson, Brazil playmaker Philippe Coutinho, recent new loan signing Aly Cissokho and Welsh holding midfield player Joe Allen have now all recovered from injuries and could even feature against the Magpies in the top flight on Saturday.
“Aly has trained and he should be fine and fit for the Newcastle game, and likewise Joe. Glen’s out on the field and hopefully after the international break he’ll be ready to come back,” confirmed Rodgers.
Meanwhile, key Samba Star Coutinho revealed earlier this week he had also fully recovered from the shoulder injury he picked up against Swansea City last month: “The surgery was a success, and I’ll be back soon.”