Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is back in training during their preseason camp in Austria.
Gomez sustained an injury to the tendon in his left knee while on international duty with England in November of last year that required surgery and subsequently ruled him out for the rest of 2020-21.
However, Gomez took a significant step forward on his journey towards a return to action by completing a training session with the rest of the squad at the Reds’ base in Austria.
He told the club’s website: “I’m good, thank you. It’s nice to be back among the boys. It’s been a long time, so I’m relishing it.
“Obviously after such a long layoff, it’s not a case of just being thrown in the deep end; we’ll probably have to do some adaptations, the likes of myself and Virgil. That’s where it’s nice to work alongside each other – we had different injuries, but we’ve been in it together all the way.
There’ll be days where we have to do something more suitable for us, but to do team training today after such a long time means a lot. I think speaking for us both, we loved every minute of it.”
Gomez added?: “It’s been a long journey and a tough one, but that was the reward I think we needed – and there’ll be many more, our first game and stuff like that. They’re all monumental moments.”