By Emma Sanders
Liverpool fans were boosted by the return of Sheyi Ojo and they reacted with delight on Twitter as pictures emerged of him back in action in training.
The 19-year-old has not featured since the pre-season campaign after suffering a fracture in his back during the friendly defeat against Roma.
He was due to return to training in September but suffered a set-back and made his comeback in Monday’s training session, the day after Joe Gomez performed 45 minutes in a friendly match.
? Meanwhile at Melwood… pic.twitter.com/qxAqp9uOMK
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 14, 2016
Gomez was out of action for 13 months following a serious ACL knee injury but played his first game since Klopp’s arrival in a behind-closed-doors friendly victory against Accrington Stanley.
Ojo made 11 appearances under Klopp last season after he was recalled from his loan spell at Wolves in January and was hugely impressive.
— THE ANFIELD WRAP (@TheAnfieldWrap) November 14, 2016
He made his debut against Exeter in a 2-2 FA Cup draw in January 2016 and featured heavily during pre-season campaign. Ojo’s return is timely one given the Reds are set to lose Sadio Mane in the new year as he competes in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Philippe Coutinho (@CoutinhoLatest) November 14, 2016
— – (@_lfcleanne) November 14, 2016
@LivEchoLFC and there on the left is your Mane replacement during African nations cup duty
— phil bellis (@honiara64) November 14, 2016
@LivEchoLFC ojo yasssssssss
— Ruairi (@08Ruairi) November 14, 2016
@jacklusby_ could be a good temporary mane for us when mane leaves for afcon
— Muhd Imran (@MuhdImrann) November 14, 2016
— jon wilson (@jon636363) November 14, 2016
@jacklusby_ Might just be the one to provide quality cover in Jan 2017 when Mane is away at AFCON
— John Odande (@jodande) November 14, 2016
— Johnny (@Johhnnyyyyyy) November 14, 2016