Jurgen Klopp returns to Liverpool training following health scare

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Jurgen Klopp was present for Liverpool’s training session at Melwood on Thursday, having been released from hospital on Wednesday night.

The Reds’ boss was due to attend the premiere of the new Kenny Dalglish film ‘Kenny’ on Wednesday, but had to cancel due to a health scare.

Klopp spent most of the day in hospital, having contacted Liverpool’s medical staff about feeling unwell, and there were concerns about the severity of his illness.

According to the Telegraph‘s Chris Bascombe, however, Klopp returned to work on Thursday having undergone tests, which is a huge relief for him and anyone of a Reds persuasion.

Bascombe also discussed Liverpool’s ever-improving fortune in the injury department, with the report stating that Saturday’s clash with Southampton could see Klopp field “the strongest line-up since he became the Liverpool manager.”

Adam Lallana is back in the squad, having recovered from a long-running thigh problem, although he is more likely to be on the substitutes’ bench.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, September 12, 2017: Liverpool's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during a training session at Melwood Training Ground ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group E match against Sevilla FC. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 29-year-old has not featured since pre-season and he will add so much to the team whenever he does take to the field again.

Philippe Coutinho is also available following a hamstring issue and Sadio Mane looks fit to face his former team, too.

Jordan Henderson is also in full training after injury, with Nathaniel Clyne currently the only player sidelined through injury.

The thought of Liverpool having Lallana, Coutinho, Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino all on the pitch at the same time is one supporters have longed for since the summer.

It is still yet to happen, but this weekend could finally see the quintet in tandem at some point in proceedings.

The return of so many key players comes at a perfect time for Liverpool, who have 10 matches between November 18 and December 22, in all competitions.

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