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Injury Boost: These two players back from injury can help lead Liverpool into top four

As preparations for Newcastle clash continues, Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp would have more options in defence and another in midfield after two of his key players are sighted in training on Thursday.

Liverpool will be looking to put aside their Monday night disappointing 1-1 draw with Leed United when Newcastle arrive at Anfield on Saturday.

With a place in the Premier League's top four now imperative, a win over Newcastle United would push Liverpool in the right direction, as they look to move above the likes of Tottenham, West Ham, Leicester and Chelsea ahead of their game against their arch rival Manchester United on May 2nd.

Due to injury, Klopp was forced to reshape his defence once again at their 1-1 draw to Leeds with Nathaniel Philip's unavailability due to a minor hamstring injury, but the 24-year-old could be back in contention for the weekend as he was pictured in light training together with the rehabilitation fitness coach David Rydings on Thursday.

Should Philip be able to join the full training session on Friday, he will then be considered for a start on Saturday against Newcastle.

Curtis Jones was also back to training after been absent for Liverpool's last three matches against Aston Villa, Real Madrid and Leeds. His last game was against Chelsea on March 4th where Liverpool lost 1-0.

The 20-year-old should be in consideration as Klopp shuffles his midfield pack, tailoring his trio to the various challenges ahead.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, December 27, 2020: Liverpool's Nathaniel Phillips during the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and West Bromwich Albion FC at Anfield. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The availability of Phillip for the match would give room to Fabinho to move back into his natural defensive role, a role which was occupied by Gini Wijnaldum as Fabinho partnered Ozan Kabak at centre back against Leeds United.

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