Leicester City have received a boost to their depleted defence with Timothy Castagne and Wesley Fofana both fit to face Liverpool on Sunday.
Castagne has missed the last four City games with a hamstring injury but has returned to training and will be available for selection at Anfield.
Meanwhile, City were given a scare over Fofana when he pulled out of France’s Under-21 squad with a knee problem, but the issue was not serious, and he is fit to take on the reigning champions.
The fixture comes too early for Ricardo Pereira, Wilfred Ndidi, and Caglar Soyuncu, albeit the trio are making good progress.
Ricardo, out since March with a cruciate ligament injury, could make his comeback with City’s Under-23s next week as they host West Ham at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
Ndidi and Soyuncu, who were both initially ruled out until Christmas with adductor tears, are in training, but are a few weeks away from coming into Brendan Rodgers’ thinking for selection.
Asked for the latest on the fitness of his squad, Rodgers said: “Ricardo’s in training with the group, which is great news. He’ll most probably play in a reserve game next week. He’s been building his fitness for a few weeks and he’s progressing really well.
“Wilf is out on the field but still has a number of weeks to go. But he’s progressing well. Soyuncu, likewise, will be a few weeks away, but is training with the squad.
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“Timothy Castagne is back in again, which is great news, and he’s available. Wesley Fofana, he will be fine.
“We’re slowly starting to get our players back.”
There were no fresh injury problems for City either following a busy international break for the players representing their countries.
Rodgers added: “They’ve all come back fit and well thankfully, so all should be available.”