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Liverpool injury boost as 22-year-old international set to be passed fit for Chelsea showdown on Friday

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is reportedly set to hand Jurgen Klopp a fitness boost as he is expected to be in contention to face Chelsea.

The German international missed games against Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City with an ankle injury which he picked up in the EFL Cup clash with Burton Albion last month.

However, according to the Liverpool Echo, he has returned to training on Tuesday at Melwood and will likely be in contention to feature against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

It’s added that he will be monitored by the medical staff, and as long as he doesn’t suffer any adverse reaction to returning to training, he will be available for selection.

Klopp will welcome the 22-year-old back to his squad as Can certainly looked impressive in that tie with Burton before picking up the issue.

With players returning from injury to further bolster the squad, the German tactician will be growing in confidence over their ability to sustain their early momentum and continue to push on to make a solid start to the campaign.

The report adds that Dejan Lovren will be monitored in the build-up to the game after he suffered a black eye in a collision during training last Friday, which in turn forced him to miss the win over Leicester with his replacement Lucas Leiva making a costly mistake for the goal that the Foxes scored.

Further, the Echo make a great point in that given the physical nature of Diego Costa’s game, Klopp will be desperate to have the Croatian international back to stand up to his threat, as opposed to Lucas coming under heavy pressure to deal with him alongside Joel Matip.

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