According to This is Anfield, Wataru Endo is set to return to the AXA Training Centre on Monday after Japan’s departure from the Asian Cup.
The Samurai Blue’s journey concluded dramatically on Saturday, with a 96th-minute penalty leading to a 2-1 defeat by Iran in the quarter-final stage.
Endo, having swiftly rejoined Liverpool after representing his country internationally, will not experience any respite.
Upon his reporting, the 30-year-old’s physical condition will undergo evaluation. Barring any unforeseen issues, he is expected to resume full training with his teammates later this week.
If such a scenario unfolds, Endo may be considered for the upcoming Premier League clash against Burnley at Anfield this weekend.
Endo’s most recent appearance for the Reds occurred during their 4-2 victory over Newcastle at home on New Year’s Day.
His participation in the Asian Cup marked the conclusion of a streak comprising eight successive starts, during which he adeptly filled in for the sidelined Alexis Mac Allister.
With restored fitness, the Argentine has reclaimed the holding midfield position that belonged to his colleague during his absence.
Jurgen Klopp is poised to embrace the reinforcement of his choices in that position, a welcome development as Liverpool navigates competition on multiple fronts.
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