But as the January transfer window comes to a close with Klopp unlikely to make any late moves, the Brazilian’s return—among three others—can be seen as like a new signing.
Addressing reporters on Monday afternoon, Klopp explained “these are our transfers!”
“Closer. They are close to a return to training,” he said.
“Martin needs two or three days more. Divock and Phil and maybe Daniel should return to training [this week].
“Daniel on Wednesday, the other two guys on Thursday, Martin I think on the weekend.
“These are our transfers! It’s good for us, of course.
“The long-term injuries, nothing’s changed.”
The return of Coutinho, Sturridge, Henderson, Origi and Skrtel will leave only Klopp’s long-term absentees out of action.
But while Henderson should feature, Klopp is likely to be without the rest of his returning stars as he takes a cautious approach to their rehabilitation.