Danny Ings and Sadio Mané made their returns to full first-team training on Tuesday ahead of Liverpool’s upcoming Audi Cup participation.
Liverpool’s 30-man squad for their tour of Germany over the coming week has been bolstered by the return of both Sadio Mané and Danny Ings from their respective knee injuries.
Mané has been missing since April when he suffered a meniscus tear against Everton courtesy of a crunching challenge from Leighton Baines while Danny Ings has been missing since last October after a second devastating knee injury in as many seasons saw him ruled out indefinitely.
Liverpool’s official website report that the duo’s return to training was a success and that neither player was hampered by their previous injury problems.
The return of Mané, in particular, is a major boost for the Reds as the Senegalese was the club’s star man last season, winning big at the club’s awards night back in May and scoring 13 goals in all competitions.
The Reds also had German midfielder Emre Can back at Melwood after he returned from his extended summer holiday on Saturday. The German is expected to pen a new five-year contract extension in the coming weeks despite interest from Italian giants Juventus.
How much game time the trio are afforded against Hertha Berlin, Bayern Munich and one of Atletico Madrid/Napoli only time will tell but it is a huge boost for Reds’ manager Jürgen Klopp to have his entire squad fit, strong and ready for a brand new campaign.