LFC fitness update: Jones, Robertson, Arthur, Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain

Curtis Jones is edging closer to a return to action after taking part in team training on Thursday, Jürgen Klopp revealed.

The Liverpool midfielder has been limited to just one appearance so far in the 2022-23 campaign after suffering a recurrence of a previous injury last month.

Andy Robertson also continues to progress well with his recovery, though the Reds will be without Arthur Melo for a period of time.

Offering an update on his squad ahead of Sunday’s trip to Arsenal, Klopp told a press conference: “Curtis Jones was in training yesterday, it looked good – but that’s now the first session. He’s then probably the closest.

“They’re in a good way, they do big sessions but Naby and Ox [are] still a little bit away.

“We have one new injury, it’s Arthur Melo. In the last session before the Rangers game, in a normal situation he just injured a muscle. We have to wait for further assessment to know exactly how long it will be but he’s out.

“Robbo is running a lot, looks like he’s close. Probably Curtis is now the closest, then Robbo and then the other two step by step.”

Simos Sakka