Liverpool centre-back Mamadou Sakho is in line to further boost the Reds defence as they take on Watford FC on Sunday in the English Premier League.
Sakho has missed Liverpool’s last seven games but the Senegalese has now been declared fit by manager Jurgen Klopp to help checkmate Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo and his rampaging Hornets gang at Vicarage Road on Sunday.
Sakho recalled damaged his ligaments in the 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace last month and has since been on the sidelines.
However, the centre-back returned to full training earlier this week and is now in line to return straight into the starting XI, with Dejan Lovren ruled out with a knee injury of his own.
“Mamadou has trained completely normal,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo.
“It is a good situation. He started normal training last week and now he has completed this week. If it stays like this he will be ready.
“Now he’s had many weeks out, everything is different, but when we all work together as a team it is easier for the centre-halves to play a normal game. We want Mamadou’s quality and his strength but the team has to help him too.”
Liverpool have not won any of their last three games in all competitions and sit ninth in the Premier League table, five points adrift of the Champions League places.