Curtis Jones may have hinted that he could return from injury sooner than expected as Liverpool get set to host Porto at Anfield on Wednesday.
The Englishman suffered an eye injury in training and has been absent since. While Klopp said it might be a couple of weeks until he returns, a post on Jones’ Twitter account hints it could be sooner.
Jones last played at the end of October in the unfortunate 2-2 draw with Brighton. But he could be involved on Wednesday at Anfield after posting a cryptic tweet on Sunday evening with an hourglass emoji.
His tweet could be interpreted as a hint that his return to the pitch is soon, while the Liverpool academy graduate could also be suggesting it’s a matter of time until he is back in the fold.
Jurgen Klopp won’t be minded to rush him back with Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all fit. While Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott don’t have timelines on their injuries, the Reds should be able to navigate their upcoming games with the current options.
Returning to action against Porto – even from the bench – could be perfect for Jones, who got two assists at the Stadio Dragao in the return fixture.
In fact, that game came in the middle of a purple patch for Jones as he got three assists and a goal against Brentford, Porto and Manchester City and, while injury has restricted him somewhat, his return will be welcome.
Klopp will be happy to see him return, even if only to give the likes of Thiago and Fabinho the chance to come off towards the end of games or to rest them entirely.
Liverpool need to be careful of not overplaying players in December, with midfield a particularly light area in terms of depth.