Liverpool update: Thiago, Milner and Shaqiri return to training, Karius to end loan spell, Jones tipped for bright future
Liverpool trio return to training
Thiago Alcantara, Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner have returned to training as Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp receive a huge boost ahead of the festive period. The German manager had a tough time dealing with injuries of many first-team players and the return of the trio would give him a huge sigh of relief. Thiago has been out of action since October while Milner and Shaqiri were unavailable due to injuries over the last few weeks. There are chances that they could feature for the upcoming games against West Brom and Newcastle United.
Loris Karius to return to Anfield in January
German goalkeeper Loris Karius is reportedly set to return to Anfield in January as Union Berlin have decided to cut short his loan spell after making only one appearance in the last three months.
The Reds-bound keeper spent the last season on loan at Besiktas and moved to Bundesliga in the summer, however, things haven’t gone in Karius’ way as he merely became a fringe figure in Union Berlin. Now, the German outfit has decided to send back the 27-year-old to Anfield in January.
Curtis Jones tipped for a bright future
Jones has somehow cemented his place in the Reds first team, making nine appearances in the Premier League and four in the Champions League. The 19-year-old also scored his first UCL goal in the 1-0 win against Ajax in the group stage. Last season, the English youngster was introduced into the first-team set-up and he made a quick impression by scoring against Aston Villa.