Liverpool are set to be boosted by the return of Alberto Moreno for their Premier League clash with title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on 2 April. The unpredictable Spanish left-back has been a regular fixture in the starting lineup under Jurgen Klopp, but missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury sustained in training before a Europa League last-16 second-leg draw with Manchester United.
He was replaced by James Milner for that tie at Old Trafford, while the newly re-signed Jon Flanagan slotted into the back four and wore the captain's armband as his side capitulated and tossed away a two-goal lead at Southampton last weekend. However, Moreno looks set to be available to face Spurs after suffering no ill effects during a training session held as part of the club's warm-weather camp in Tenerife.
"It's really big for us," Klopp told Liverpool's official website. "We let him come in this morning, training light – no real challenges, he could pass a few balls and things like this. But it was really good and he felt absolutely nothing, so from tomorrow he is completely back in the race, which is very important for us."
Liverpool's trip to the Canary Islands looks to be having a similarly positive effect on their other injury absentees. Addressing his full list of fitness concerns, the manager added: "Roberto Firmino is in a good way and Lucas [Leiva] is in a good way here. Joe Gomez and Danny Ings can work really hard and use the time here.
"It's good for all. We are close together and it's a nice camp, to be honest. It's really good, a lot of swimmers around us. The best swimmers of Germany I saw here. It's a busy place where we train but the hotel when we go and have a little sleep after lunch and enjoy the time is important. Hard work and then good rest – that's what makes success probable."
Lucas has not played since being ruled out for six weeks after injuring his thigh while missing a penalty in the Capital One Cup final shoot-out defeat to Manchester City at Wembley in February and summer signings Gomez and Ings both ruptured their anterior cruciate ligaments back in October. Roberto Firmino, meanwhile, was forced to withdraw from Dunga's latest Brazil squad for 2018 Conmebol World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay due to his own hamstring complaint.