Thiago and Sadio Mane are both back in training ahead of the Merseyside Derby, according to reports. The duo missed the defeat against Aston Villa.

This comes from the Daily Mirror. They claim that both Thiago and Sadio Mane are back in training and ready for the Merseyside Derby.

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The duo both missed the 7-2 defeat against Aston Villa, while Thiago didn’t play against Arsenal, either. But they will be back for Saturday’s clash with table-toppers Everton – the biggest game of the season so far.

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This is massive. Along with Jordan Henderson’s return for England, this means Jurgen Klopp effectively has his best XI for the first time this season.

Liverpool desperately needed all three of them against Villa, of course. So having them back for the very next game really couldn’t work out any better. The fact that game is against a thriving Everton side makes it all the more important, too.

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We really can’t put into words just how big this game is right now. The Toffees sit at the top and have a three-point lead over Liverpool. Win and things start to look a lot more ‘normal’.

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Lose, however, and Liverpool enter a mini crisis. They were horrendous against Villa and have had their worries all season. But having that best XI for the first time will only help as the Reds look to put things right.

Roll on Saturday, then.

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