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The Reds duo returns to Liverpool training ahead of Wolves clash

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According to reports, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino have resumed exercising to speed up their individual recoveries from injuries. Liverpool is currently fighting an uphill battle to try to make the Champions League after failing to live up to the high standards set by past seasons.

The Reds are now in ninth place in the Premier League standings, 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United despite having a game in hand. As a result of a lot of injuries, they were also ousted from the FA Cup last weekend after losing 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion.

While Arthur Melo has also experienced injury issues since joining on loan from Juventus last summer, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz are both out with calf and knee issues, respectively.

Liverpool just suffered another setback with regards to injuries. After learning that Ibrahima Konate would miss the next four games due to a hamstring injury the Reds are running short with defenders.

Although Van Dijk and Firmino have also visited the doctor, The Mirror reports that the duo has resumed training.

The hamstring injury that prompted the Netherlands international to leave Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Brentford at halftime on January 2 has kept him out of play.

Due to a calf injury, Firmino hasn’t played for Jurgen Klopp’s team since the World Cup break.

Will Van Dijk and Firmino be able to start against Wolves?

The most recent information will undoubtedly encourage Klopp and his team, even though the pair is still exercising apart from the rest of the team.

Van Dijk and Firmino are not anticipated to play in Wolverhampton Wanderers’ home Premier League matchup on Saturday.

Liverpool will be hopeful that the two can make it back in time for a crucial stretch of games, starting with the Merseyside Derby the following week.

Firmino is also close to agreeing to a new contract because his old one is slated to expire at the end of the current campaign.

A two-year extension till June 2025 is reportedly close to being agreed upon by the Brazilian.

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