Injury update: Wijnaldum returns to training and Joe Gomez continues recovery

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Georginio Wijnaldum training
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According to the Liverpool Echo, Georginio Wijnaldum has returned to training after picking up an injury on international break and Joe Gomez has continued his rehabilitation after long-term injury.

Liverpool had to make do without new signing Georginio Wijnaldum when Manchester United visited Anfield on Monday night after the Dutchman picked up a knock while on international duty last week. It was initially feared that he’d miss a substantial part of the season with a hamstring injury but scans revealed that he only had a hip problem.

So, after being rested for the game against United, Wijnaldum returned to training and looks likely to take part when Liverpool travel to the Hawthorns this weekend to face West Bromwich Albion.

While Emre Can may have performed admirably and almost grabbed a goal, the stability and composure that Wijnaldum brings to the Reds’ midfield was missing as it took over half an hour for Jurgen Klopp’s side to find their rhythm.

It’s really pleasing to see Joe Gomez return to training after what must’ve been an extremely frustrating year for the young fullback.

Before Gomez got injured, he was impressing a wide variety of people and was playing as Liverpool’ first-choice left back ahead of Alberto Moreno. When he signed from Charlton Athletic, most people expected him to get loaned back out but his form in pre-season earned him a spot in Brendan Rodgers side.

Under Jurgen Klopp, Gomez faces a lot more competition to play at both left-back and his favoured centre-back spot. There is no doubting that he will make his mark at some point and he just needs to continue working to get his chance.

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Just like you, I am a hugely passionate Liverpool supporter. I started Rousing the Kop in January 2015 and since then it has grown tremendously and has even been nominated as 'Best New Football Blog' in the Football Blogging Awards.

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