Harvey Elliott suffered a serious injury in September during a Premier League clash with Leeds United but he is stepping up his rehab.
The skillful teenager shone during the early stages of the season for Jurgen Klopp and was performing at such a high level that he was ahead of Naby Keita in the midfield pecking order.
The faith that Klopp placed in Elliott was clear to see, as the former Fulham star was selected to start in the league against Chelsea ahead of Keita and he was beginning to shine in the side before his injury.
A poor tackle from Pascal Struijk left the young player writhing on the pitch in pain. While it initially looked as though he had broken his shin, it was ankle dislocation that resulted in ligament damage.
When will Elliott return to training for Liverpool?
He has since ramped up his rehabilitation and has been pictured doing gym work, although he is still not expected back for Liverpool until the New Year.
That said, it’s a great sign that he is already back on his feet doing strength and conditioning work, which will go a long way to ensuring he is at his strongest when he returns.
Liverpool have needed someone with his technical ability in midfield with injuries to Keita, Thiago, Fabinho and Curtis Jones recently limiting Klopp’s team selection options.
While his return is still a while away, Reds supporters will be very excited to see him return.
Hopefully, he doesn’t struggle to return to his pre-injury form, as the special connection he had with Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold on the right flank was amazing to watch.
Liverpool certainly will not rush his return but the sooner, the better.