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London – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”:
Liverpool medical staff gave good news to coach Juergen Klopp that one of the key players had recovered from injury, before fighting a bone-breaking battle against Manchester United, which will be hosted by Anfield Road on Sunday evening, to determine the identity of the Premier League leader until further notice.
The Reds lost many of their main pillars in the last period due to setbacks, especially at the level of defenders, beginning with the shock of Virgil van Dyck’s exit from the accounts until the end of the season, for undergoing cruciate ligament surgery, and his English partner in the heart of the defense, Joe Gomez, followed him with a long-term injury .
The tragedy was completed at the beginning of this month, with the accession of the third remaining defender Joel Matip to the list of injured, which forced the German coach to return the captain, Maestro Jordan Henderson, to the defense line, along with Fabinho, to get out of the dilemma of severe numerical shortage in that position, and consequently caused the shock The last, which resulted in the team being eliminated by only two points in the last three matches of the Premier League defense campaign.
But the good news came on Friday evening, after the medical staff allowed the Cameroonian defender to return to group exercises, for the first time since he suffered his last injury in the first hours of the new year, what Sky Sports interpreted as an indication that he is close to catching up with the Sunday summit, as the best Morale boost for Klopp’s battalion before the defining confrontation in the title race.
The network indicated that if Matip passes the last fitness test before settling on the starting line-up that will start the match, he will accompany the Brazilian Fabinho in the heart of the defense, but if he is not 100% fit, the coach will choose between Reese Williams or Nat Phillips. Or Jordan Henderson, for picking one of them in this position.
Liverpool will play the Clasico on Sunday, in second place in the Premier League table with 33 points, three points behind the Red Devils, and Manchester City will follow them in third place with one point less than the title holder.