Liverpool team news: Clyne returns to first-team training

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30th Jul, 2016 | 3:36pm

Klopp handed major team boost as Liverpool defender returns to full training – report

By Amir Mir

Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne has returned to full training as the Reds gear up for a pre-season friendly with Italian giants AC Milan on Sunday morning.

Clyne missed his side’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League rivals Chelsea on Thursday with a tight hamstring, but he now aims to return against the Serie A club.

Here is Liverpool Echo reporter James Pearce announcing the news on his personal Twitter account.

The Reds are one of three Premier League clubs participating in the International Champions Cup in the Unites States, as they prepare for a hectic pre-season workload ahead of the forthcoming Premier League season.

Manager Jurgen Klopp allowed the England full-back extra time off after he participated in the recently concluded European Championships in France.

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News of Clyne’s return will please the German as he is currently struggling to maintain a fully fit defensive back-line.

Recently arrived goalkeeper Loris Karius is expected to be out for eight to 10 weeks after fracturing his hand and Mahmudou Sakho is recovering from a heel injury despite being sent home from the tour. New signing Joel Matip and youngster Joe Gomez are fighting to be fit for the first game of the season.

In other Liverpool team news, this Reds ace has singled out a England forward as his biggest influence as he aims to make a mark on the first-team.