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Naby Keita returns to Liverpool training

The Guinea international missed the last two matches.

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Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has returned to training after missing two matches with a hip problem (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has returned to training after missing two matches with a hip problem (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has returned to training after missing two matches with a hip problem (Peter Byrne/PA)

Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has returned to training ahead of a key few days in their season.

The Guinea international missed the last two matches – both defeats – with a hip injury but is now back in training.

PA understands he took a full part in Thursday’s session and is in contention to return for Saturday’s visit of Bournemouth as Jurgen Klopp’s side bid to end a run of three defeats in four matches.

More significantly, Keita’s return gives Klopp an important option in midfield as they look to overturn a 1-0 deficit at home to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16, second-leg tie on Wednesday.

PA