Liverpool’s No. 10 has missed the last six matches with a nasty cut to the bone on his left knee, and ahead of Monday’s match against Newcastle there was some hope that he could return.
Klopp had to wait for the verdict from the team doctor over whether or not Mac Allister could be involved in team training, but he was spotted with the rest of his team at the AXA Training Centre.
The midfielder took part in Friday’s session, as captured by Sky Sports, which is a promising sign for the Reds.
Liverpool underway in training ahead of their fixture against Newcastle! ?? pic.twitter.com/uZrU95aZnC
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 29, 2023
Whether a start is too soon remains to be seen, but that he is back involved with the squad suggests his chances of taking part in some capacity on New Year’s Day are high.
Moreover, there was no footage of the goalkeepers, but the presence of Alisson and Co. have since been confirmed as the squad prepared for Eddie Howe’s side.
It is far from ideal, but it makes Mac Allister’s return all the more timely, plus Diogo Jota‘s return to full fitness gives the manager another option in attack.
Liverpool squad pictured in training on Friday
Defenders: Van Dijk, Konate, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Bradley, Chambers, Scanlon
Midfielders: Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Endo, Gravenberch, Elliott, Jones, McConnell, Hill, Clark
Forwards: Salah, Jota, Diaz, Gakpo, Nunez, Gordon, Koumas