​Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has confirmed that centre back Dejan Lovren has returned to first-team training ahead of Thursday's meeting with Wolverhampton Wanderers.


The Croatia international has been missing since the clash with Red Bull Salzburg back in December, when he picked up a muscle injury which has forced him to miss Liverpool's last six Premier League games.

Dejan Lovren

However, speaking in his pre-match press conference (via the club's ​official website), Klopp confirmed that ​Lovren has been training for a few days and looks to be close to a full recovery.


“Dejan trained now since the start of the week, Monday. So, [it’s his] first steps out on the pitch, it’s good," he revealed.


However, it is not the same story for ​James Milner​Naby Keïta and Xherdan Shaqiri, all of whom remain sidelined through various injuries.

James Milner

“Millie is not in team training, Naby is not in team training and Shaq is not in team training. They are all back soon," Klopp added.


The boss was then pressed on Shaqiri's situation. ​Liverpool have ​snubbed offers to sign the winger from both Sevilla and Roma, and Klopp was adamant that the Reds have no desire to sell in the current window.


"The majority of December and January we had a bench full of kids – wonderful kids, but kids. So, how could we think about giving a player to anybody? I don’t understand that," he said.

Xherdan Shaqiri

"It’s not about Shaq or whatever, it’s about pretty much everybody. That we just have to keep them for sorting our situation and not the situation for different clubs. If somebody would come around the corner and ask properly – which didn’t happen – maybe, if they are desperate, we think. But there’s absolutely no intention from our side to do anything."


It is thought that Liverpool have slapped a €30m (£25m) price tag on Shaqiri's head for the summer, when they may be open to allowing him to leave. However, given their current push for both ​Premier League and ​Champions League glory, Klopp clearly wants as many options as possible.


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