Alberto Moreno has successfully recovered from a hamstring injury to join full training as Liverpool prepare to welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Saturday.
The Spanish left-back pulled up during a training session ahead of the Reds’ Europa League last-16 second leg against Man United, and spent a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
But as Jurgen Klopp and his side return to Melwood after a mid-season break in Tenerife, Moreno is set to join full training.
Travelling with the group to the Spanish island as the rest of Klopp’s squad embarked on international duty, Moreno was able to join sessions alongside the likes of Jon Flanagan and Kolo Toure.
Now, with an important Premier League clash at home to Spurs to come on Saturday, he can be expected to feature.
“I started training with the team in Tenerife,” Moreno explained this week.
“Everything went well and I haven’t felt anything else. I hope to be ready for the next game against Tottenham and for the rest of the season.
“The main thing was training and keeping fit but it’s true that after training we had some moments to relax and go to the spa and the beach, and it helped to clear up our minds a bit.
“However, during the trip, we didn’t only relax as we were always thinking of improving and making the most of the training.
“Overall, it was a great experience.”
Moreno is likely to take up his regular spot at left-back on Saturday evening, with Nathaniel Clyne and James Milner adopting the role in his absence.
The 23-year-old has struggled for form so far in 2016, as Klopp cuts a frustrated figure on the touchline, but is targeting a strong finish to the campaign—with one eye on Europa League success.
“We need to keep working to get there,” he continued.
“We are closer to winning the Europa League title, although we still have a few games left.
“However, we still believe that we can win it.
“The Premier League is more difficult but we are working really hard to get a higher position in the table.”
A win at home to title-chasing Spurs would be a positive start for the Reds, as they look to challenge for a top-four finish at the business end of 2015/16.
Liverpool currently sit seven points behind fourth-placed Man City, but have one game in hand on Manuel Pellegrini’s side.