Liverpool forward steps up comeback after three months on sidelines
By Emma Sanders
Sheyi Ojo could make his return to action for Liverpool’s game against Leeds after he claimed his rehabilitation was completed in a Snapchat post.
The 19-year-old is expected to play a big squad role in Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, but faces an uphill battle to break into the starting XI in the Premier League campaign.
He has not featured since pre-season after sustaining a back fracture during Liverpool’s friendly defeat against Roma at the start of August and then suffered further set-backs on the road to recovery.
Ojo took to his personal Snapchat account to reveal that his rehab is now “complete”.
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However, after completing his rehabilitation, it’s likely he will target Liverpool’s EFL Cup quarter-final clash against Leeds, at the end of the month, as his return date.
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Ojo made his debut during Liverpool’s 2-2 draw against Exeter in January 2016 but has gone on to make 11 appearances under Jurgen Klopp, including eight Premier League games.
He was recalled from his loan spell with Wolves in January 2016, just three months after Klopp arrived on Merseyside and has impressed when given the opportunity.
The young winger has bags of pace and isn’t afraid to take on defenders. He shares similar qualities to Sadio Mane and could replace the Senegalese in January when the forward is expected to leave for international duty in the Africa Cup of Nations.