Alisson, Diogo Jota and Trent Alexander-Arnold return to FULL Liverpool training

Liverpool have been handed a major fitness boost ahead of the run-in with four key players returning to FULL training on Tuesday.

Diogo Jota, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson and Stefan Bajcetic all played a full part in the Reds’ session on Tuesday afternoon.

That is despite Jurgen Klopp suggesting last week that all four would likely only join “parts” of team training this week.

It remains to be seen whether any of that quartet are able to feature against Atalanta on Thursday evening having been out for lengthy periods.

But the imminent boost to Klopp’s options is a welcome one with Liverpool engaged in a Premier League title race and still in the Europa League.

Alisson has been sidelined since February with a muscle complaint, while Alexander-Arnold and Jota were struck down that same month with knee issues.

Key names rejoin a strong squad

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, October 4, 2023: Liverpool's Dominik Szoboszlai (L) and Trent Alexander-Arnold during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Liverpool FC and Union SG. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Dominik Szoboszlai, Alexis Mac Allister, Cody Gakpo and Curtis Jones were among those also spotted in early footage.

They were joined by a youthful core, with Jayden Danns, Bobby Clark, James McConnell, Kaide Gordon, Trey Nyoni and Lewis Koumas all training.

Joe Gomez, Kostas Tsimikas and Jarell Quansah could all be seen, too.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, September 20, 2023: Liverpool's Jarell Quansah (L) and Stefan Bajcetic during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group E match between LASK and Liverpool FC. (Pic by Andrew Yeats/Propaganda)

Alisson has missed the last 13 games after injury ruled him out for over two months, with Caoimhin Kelleher filling in admirably since.

Alexander-Arnold has sat out of 12 games so far and Jota 11, though that tally could increase before they return to action.

Bajcetic, meanwhile, has featured only twice this season due to a persistent adductor issue.

When they are passed fit to feature again, that would leave only Joel Matip, Thiago and Ben Doak on the sidelines.

Liverpool squad pictured training on Tuesday

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 13, 2024: Liverpool's (L-R) Luis Díaz, Alexis Mac Allister, Darwin Núñez during a training session at the AXA Training Centre ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 2nd Leg match between Liverpool FC and AC Sparta Praha. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Goalkeepers: Alisson, Kelleher, Adrian, Mrozek

Defenders: Van Dijk, Konate, Quansah, Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Bradley, Robertson, Tsimikas

Midfielders: Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Endo*, Jones, Elliott, Gravenberch, Bajcetic, Clark, McConnell, Nyoni

Forwards: Salah, Nunez, Diaz, Jota, Gakpo, Danns, Koumas, Gordon

* Pictured indoors