Thiago Alcantara is one of three players who seem ready to return for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp received an early Christmas present.
Liverpool have been without their summer signing since the Merseyside derby in October, when he suffered an injury after a challenge from Richarlison.
It has left him stuck on just two appearances for his new club, but he could soon have the chance to add to that tally.
Pictures from Liverpool’s training session on Wednesday have revealed that Thiago is back among the group.
Klopp suggested last week that Thiago was close to returning, and hinted he may be back in training before Christmas. That has now come to be the case.
However, Klopp also warned that he would not rush Thiago back into action after his two-month injury lay-off.
Even so, the midfielder’s return will be a welcome boost for the champions, who are four points clear at the top of the table going into Christmas.
Shaqiri and Milner also back
As well as Thiago, there were also photographs of Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner back in training. It comes as Liverpool prepare for their game against West Brom on Boxing Day.
Milner suffered a hamstring injury in the draw with Brighton almost one month ago.
Shaqiri, meanwhile, seems to have overcome a muscle injury that was recently the cause of confusion for his national team.
Switzerland officials had denied any knowledge of Shaqiri’s injury, but whatever it was, it now seems to have passed.