Liverpool announced via their Twitter account on Thursday that Dejan Lovren has returned to full training.
The 28-year-old was subbed off on 82 minutes during the Reds' 3-0 demolition of Bournemouth at the weekend, prompting concern over his fitness.
The Croatia international was outstanding over two legs as Liverpool thrashed Manchester City 5-1 on aggregate to reach the semi-final of the Champions League earlier this month.
With the first-leg visit of Roma to come next week, manager Jurgen Klopp needed Lovren available to partner Virgil van Dijk again, and that seems like it will be the case.
As a result, fans of the Anfield club are breathing a sigh of relief over the update.
Maldini is back— SCARFACE (@LFC_LION) April 19, 2018
What a warrior
NEVER THOUGHT ID BE SO HAPPY OVER LOVREN BEING ABLE TO PLAY LOL— .҉. (@NotNinjaah) April 19, 2018
I love you— Fraser (@iNabberTV) April 19, 2018
From zero to hero— Liam (@liamfairbanks) April 19, 2018
Wow can’t believe I’m happy Lovren is back— TheBeard (@Mr_wayd) April 19, 2018
Firstly, great news. Secondly, give this mans barber a raise! Looking fresh.— Omnia (@ommo1) April 19, 2018
Music to my ears— GIFT TAPIWA KADYEVU (@GiftKadyevu) April 19, 2018
The reaction of Lovren's fitness boost speak volumes for how important he has become for Liverpool.
He has not had a brilliant season overall, but his performance home and away against Pep Guardiola's side is evidence that he's a massive player for Klopp at the moment and fans must be delighted to be celebrating him instead of slating him for once.
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