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Liverpool’s Fabinho and Andy Robertson are expected to return for Sunday’s clash at home to Leicester City.
Head coach Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Fabinho had returned to full first-team training at his press conference on Friday, with the manager insisting that players usually need to take part in at least two sessions before being considered for selection.
“Players have to train in the big training sessions with the team, in team training as we call it, and not only once,” he said.
“If it’s really serious and we have no other players, then maybe one session has to be enough from time to time. It doesn’t really happen often. I can’t remember when it happened the last time.
“But usually we prepare the players not only for one game, that means they need to be part of it. Fabinho was part of that. What we make of that, we will see, because we don’t know yet how he reacts and all that stuff. But Fabinho was part of the normal team training.”
And Andy Robertson himself confirmed he is “fully fit and ready to go” for Liverpool’s top of the table clash with Leicester after shaking off his injury concern.
“Yeah, I feel fit, feel ready to go,” Robertson told Liverpool’s official websiteon Friday. “I think I just got a tighter hamstring than usual against Man City, first and foremost.
“Then obviously the game on Thursday for Scotland was a huge one and 120 minutes and penalties had took its toll on me. Sunday, I wasn’t ready and just took a bit more time to recover from the game. But there wasn’t any real concerns about it.
“It was just the [risk] of doing anything worse to the hamstring was quite high on Sunday and the manager had made the call not to play me. Wednesday, I was good to go. Now I’m ready to go for Sunday, I feel fully fit, I feel ready.
“I know some people were quite concerned but I suppose with the amount of injuries we’ve had, people have become used to it. But I’m fully fit and ready to go.”
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