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Jurgen Klopp is keen to return to action after undergoing surgery Reuters

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly set to return to work after discharging himself from hospital following an emergency operation. The 48-year-old German missed the Reds' dramatic 2-2 draw against Sunderland at Anfield on 6 February after suffering a dangerous bout of appendicitis, but he is eager to return to the training field as soon as possible.

Klopp had been expected to remain under observation in hospital. However, he discharged himself on the afternoon of 7 February and has already returned to his home in Formby.

The Liverpool boss hopes to take charge of training on 8 February, according to The Mirror, as the Reds look to overcome the shock of their disappointing draw against Sam Allardyce's relegation-threatened Sunderland side.

Klopp reportedly watched Liverpool's weekend game from his hospital bed. However, medical experts remain cautious about his return, warning the German said that he should not go back to work if he feels any reaction to the surgery.

In his absence, members of the Liverpool back-room staff, including Zeljko Buvac, Peter Krawietz, Pepijn Lijnders and John Achterberg, took charge of the first-team. But their presence could not stop the Reds from surrendering a two-goal lead at Anfield.