Liverpool have been handed a triple injury boost ahead of their final three fixtures of the season with Divock Origi and Emre Can ahead of schedule in their recovery process, while Danny Ings has reacted well to training with the first team after spending the last six months on the sidelines with a knee ligament injury. Jurgen Klopp revealed the former two are training and could be available for the Reds' Europa League final clash against Sevilla at Basel next week (18 May).
The Belgian striker suffered an ankle injury during the Merseyside derby and was expected to miss the rest of the season. He was in good form before the injury and was the German manager's preferred choice in the No 9 role. He was instrumental in helping Liverpool overcome Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals and is likely to be given a place in the squad for the final if he proves his fitness in the coming week.
Emre Can, on the other hand, returned to training with the first team ahead of their semi-final second-leg clash against Villarreal but is unlikely to be rushed back into action for the fear of aggravating his injury. The midfielder will be keen to play a part in Liverpool's remaining Premier League fixtures against Chelsea (11 May) and West Bromwich Albion (15 May) in order to prove his fitness to the manager ahead of the final in Basel.
"Divock is training, but not with the team yet. He's running and passing. We have to take it day by day. We don't have to make a decision," Klopp said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
"He is recovering quicker than we thought. The same as Emre (Can). All the coaches and therapists have done a really good job. We cannot force it. We take what we get. In this moment he's in a better way than we expected the day after the injury. If there's enough time before next Wednesday, I don't know yet," the German coach explained.
Unlike the other two players, Ings is returning from a long-term injury and has been training with the first team for over a week. Klopp, however, has indicated that he is unlikely to make a return this season as he looks to keep him fresh and introduce him to action during their pre-season tour of the United States.
"What can I say? Danny is healthy. He is not 100%, but he's in a really good way. Maybe in the squad. If it makes sense, I am not too sure. We will see."
"In his first session on the pitch it was like he had never been away. But you shoot back and the next morning, you get up and it's not so easy because of the different intensity in the training than before," the Reds boss added.
"We will see how he reacts to all the training. I'd say it's a good situation. He will be 100% when we start for pre-season. If the season was one or two weeks longer he could play for sure. Maybe there's not enough time for him, but next season we will have a lot of fun."