Liverpool have received a major boost on the injury front with winger Sheyi Ojo confirming that he will be back in training later this week after suffering a back injury in pre-season. The 19-year-old broke into the Reds' first team last season under Jurgen Klopp and has been a prominent feature in Liverpool's pre-season campaign.
The youngster scored in their 2-1 loss to Roma before the start of the campaign and also put in a good shift against the likes of Chelsea and AC Milan, before missing out on the start of the league with a back fracture. Ojo made 11 appearances in the league under Klopp last season and his arrival allowed the Reds to part with Jordon Ibe, who made his way to Bournemouth.
The winger is part of the England U-19 squad and helped the Three Lions reach the semi-final of the European Championships in the summer in Germany. With him back in contention for first team action, Klopp will have more options on his hands as he looks to rotate his squad for the fixtures ahead.
Meanwhile, the Reds made easy work of their third round tie against Derby County, slotting three goals past the Championship side. Ragnar Klavan scored the opener for the Reds, before Roberto Firmino and Philippe Countinho made the game safe for the Reds. Klopp's men had reached the final of the tournament in the previous edition but were beaten by Manchester City, as they look for another successful route to the final.
"You need to be 100% professional and serious in games like this, which can be difficult. The opponent was ready for each opportunity but we didn't give them any. In the first half we could have been better with the last pass and in the second we could have been better with the counter attack but we scored the goals. This is a very important tournament for us, not only because I say it but for the players too and we have to show it is important from the first second. It is important so let's go for it," Klopp said after the game, as quoted by the Guardian.