Alexis Mac Allister was involved in training on Friday as Jurgen Klopp watched over 23 outfield players on a blustery day on Merseyside.
Due to a severe cut on his left knee bone, Liverpool’s No. 10 has missed the previous six games. However, there was some optimism that he may make a comeback before Monday’s game against Newcastle.
Mac Allister was seen at the AXA Training Centre with his teammates, but Klopp had to wait for the team doctor’s decision before allowing him to participate in team training.
The fact that the midfielder participated in Friday’s practise, as shown by Sky Sports, is encouraging for the Reds.
On Friday morning, Klopp told reporters, “It would be fantastic if Macca could return to Newcastle.” “He has to return after that [because Endo is going to the Asian Cup]!”
It remains to be seen if a start is premature, but the fact that he is back with the team indicates that he has a good possibility of participating in some way on New Year’s Day.
Furthermore, no custodian footage was provided; however, since the manager had no fresh worries, it is safe to believe that Alisson and company are healthy and busy getting ready for Eddie Howe’s team.
Mohamed Salah and Wataru Endo will play their final game of the season on Monday night before leaving for the Africa Cup of Nations and the Asian Cup, respectively. They will miss at least four games due to their absences.
Although it is far from ideal, it makes Mac Allister’s return all the more welcome, and the manager now has another offensive option thanks to Diogo Jota’s full recovery.
Many young people, including Conor Bradley, Luke Chambers, Calum Scanlon, James McConnell, Tom Hill, Bobby Clark, Kaide Gordon, and Lewis Koumas, participated in the workshop on Friday.
The list of those who are unable to participate is still as follows: Ben Doak (knee), Kostas Tsimikas (collarbone), Thiago (hip), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), and Joel Matip (knee).