Lovren hands Liverpool major injury boost

Dejan Lovren is due to return to full training next week after missing Liverpool’s warm-weather training camp in Spain.

Lovren has been sidelined for Liverpool’s last two games with a knee injury and stayed in Merseyside while his team-mates flew to La Manga during their two-week break from Premier League action.

However, the Croatia international is due to step up his training next week, as is midfielder Marko Grujic, who has been on the treatment table since November due to a hamstring injury.

“That was the decision of the medical department,” said Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp when asked why the pair had remained at Liverpool.

“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."

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