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Liverpool handed early Christmas present as Thiago returns to full training

SoccerNews in English Premier League 23 Dec 2020

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Thiago Alcantara is edging closer to a Liverpool return after rejoining first-team training.

The Spain international has missed more than two months of action since sustaining a knee injury in the Merseyside derby against Everton on October 17.

Having also had a spell out after testing positive for coronavirus, the 29-year-old has only played twice for Liverpool since arriving from Bayern Munich in a deal that could reach £25million.

After a period of individual training, Thiago took to social media on Wednesday to confirm he had started training with the rest of the squad, posting on Twitter: “Back with the lads.”

Thiago made an instant impact on his debut against Chelsea on September 20.

He completed 75 passes of 83 attempted (90.4 per cent), more than any Chelsea player over the course of the contest, despite only coming on at half-time.

Since Opta began collecting full passing data in 2003-04, that total was the most made by a player to have played a maximum of 45 minutes.

Liverpool host West Brom at Anfield on Sunday before travelling to Newcastle United three days later.

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