Origi in Europa final contention

Divock Origi has made rapid progress from his ankle injury and could be fit to return for Liverpool in the Europa League final.

Liverpool: Origi in Europa final contentionLiverpool: Origi in Europa final contention

The striker was initially ruled out for the rest of the season after he suffered an ankle injury against Everton three weeks ago when he was on the receiving end of a poor tackle from Ramiro Funes Mori.

However, he has now returned to light training and, while he is unlikely to feature in the final two Premier League games of the campaign against Chelsea this evening and West Brom on Sunday, the Belgium international could be included in the squad for next Wednesday’s final showdown with Sevilla in Basel.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has been impressed with the 21-year-old’s swift recovery, as he said: “Divock is training, but not with the team yet.

“He’s running and passing. We have to take it day by day. We don’t have to make a decision.

“He is recovering quicker than we thought. All the coaches and therapists have done a really good job.

“We cannot force it. We take what we get. In this moment he’s in a better way than we expected the day after the injury. If there’s enough time before next Wednesday, I donÂ’t know yet.”

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