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Diogo Jota pictured back at Liverpool's AXA Training Centre

Diogo Jota was pictured training at Liverpool’s AXA Training Centre on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation process.

Jota, 24, has been out of action for Liverpool since December 9, after the Portuguese forward suffered a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with FC Midtjylland.

The £45 million signing from Wolves is expected to be back amongst to the first-team set-up in the coming days with Goal pencilling a return date for early February.

Upcoming fixtures against Brighton and Manchester City could be too soon for Jota to feature. The clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on February 13 seems a more realistic return date, then.

Following on from Takumi Minamino’s loan move to Southampton, there is an added incentive from Liverpool to get Jota back to action as soon as possible.

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The eight-time Portugal international appeared in happy spirits, with club physio Chris Morgan putting Jota through his paces with some gym work before taking to the outdoor pitches for some running drills, per the club’s official website.

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Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
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Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Naby Keita, too, was back smiling in Kirkby with the Guinean talisman currently nursing an ankle injury.

The 25-year-old midfielder has been out of action since December 19, his last appearance being the 7-0 pre-Christmas victory against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

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It remains unclear as to when Jota or Keita will be able to return to full-team training but the pictures are still encouraging nonetheless.

Let’s hope we can see both players back in action for the English champions as soon as possible.

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