Jurgen Klopp has received a new injury boost after young Sheyi Ojo took part in the training session on Monday (14 November) as the Liverpool players who are not away on international duty continue the preparation for the weekend trip to Southampton. The good news comes only a day afterJoe Gomez played 45 minutes in his side's 5-0 win over Accrington Stanley at Melwood after more than a year out.
The current international break has meant a big headache for some Premier League managers due to the injuries of a number of key stars. Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham are sweating over the fitness of some of their major assets as Diego Costa, Hector Bellerin, Alexis Sanchez, Wayne Rooney and Christian Eriksen have picked up some issues whilst on international duty.
But Klopp has welcomed the break as until now it looks like everything is positive at the Premier League leaders.
Earlier this month Liverpool were vastly hit after Danny Ings suffered another devastating knee injury which is expected to keep him out of action for the remain of the campaign.
However, two other long-term absentees like Sheyi Ojo and Joe Gomez have taken advantage of the international break to step up their recoveries.
Gomez returned to the pitch on Sunday to face Accrington Stanley for the first time since he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament while playing for England Under-21 in October last year.
And on Monday Ojo gave Klopp another boost after training alongside the likes of Dejan Lovren Alberto Moreno or Lucas Leiva as the Merseysiders prepare their visit to Southampton on Saturday (19 November).
The 19-year-old winger is yet to play a single game this term after suffering a back injury in the pre-season. The game against Southampton may still come too early for the youngster but it looks that he will be soon ready to help Liverpool to continue their strong start to the campaign.
The winger already made a good impression for the Merseysiders in the second part of last season after being recalled from his loan at Wolverhampton during the January transfer window. Yet, he made 11 appearances for the first-team, providing four assists in the process, before representing England in the Under-19 European Championship.