According to the Liverpool Echo, Sheyi Ojo has made a return from injury after the young winger suffered a stress fracture in pre-season.
Ojo was initially expected to be out for a month after complaining of discomfort while on tour in America but his return in September was ruled out and he is now finally returning to the training pitch at Melwood.
It’s unclear where in the rehabilitation process Ojo is as he merely posted, “Back running. The return is near,” on Instagram but it’s very positive news as the winger was doing extremely well last season after breaking into the first team and managed to score a goal in pre-season against AC Milan before his injury.
What Ojo’s squad role will be is also uncertain but it’s unlikely that he will be replacing the likes of Adam Lallana and Sadio Mane with Daniel Sturridge lying in wait. Klopp will probably send Ojo to play for the reserves, just as been the case with Danny Ings, as there is no reason for him to waste away on the bench.
When all is said and done, it’s good to have even more squad options and more natural pace for cup games and should he be fit in time, it would great to see Ojo get a run out against Leeds United at the end of November in Liverpool’s EFL Cup quarter-final.