Liverpool Handed Major Injury Boost Ahead Of Key Man Utd Clash

By on March 18, 2015

Liverpool have been handed a major injury boost with midfielder Lucas Leiva returning to full training ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Manchester United.

Leiva has been on the sidelines for the past six weeks after suffering a thigh injury during the Reds 0-0 draw with Everton back on February 7.

Earlier this week we reported that the 28-year-old was closing in on his comeback and now he’s taken a major step towards making a first team return after resuming full training.

Leiva took to Instagram this afternoon to confirm that he’s back training with the rest of the Liverpool squad for the first time since the Merseyside derby.

The news will come as a major boost to Brendan Rodgers as he prepares his squad to take on fierce rivals Manchester United this weekend.

We’ll have to wait and see whether Leiva will be in contention to face Louis van Gaal’s men at Anfield, but my guess would be that the game may come too soon after such a long time on the sidelines.

It’s more likely that Rodgers will give the Brazilian until after the international break to build up his fitness meaning he’ll be available for the trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Easter Saturday.

However, Leiva may find it tough to regain his first team place straight away as Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson have forged an excellent partnership in recent weeks.

Either way, Leiva’s availability further strengthens Liverpool’s midfield options as we head into the business end of the season with the Merseysiders fighting to qualify for the Champions League while they also have their eyes on FA Cup success.

De volta aos treinos !!!! Back full training !!

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