Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho and midfield man Lucas Leiva have revealed their delight at returning to the training pitch after injury-enforced absences. France international Sakho has not featured for the title-chasing Reds since the 2-1 defeat at rivals Chelsea on December 29, having suffered a muscle tendon setback. Brazil star Lucas has been sidelined since January 18, when he sustained a knee ligament injury in the 2-2 home draw with Aston Villa.
The pair both featured in a reserve team session today and will join their first-team colleagues in training on Tuesday.

Sakho said on Twitter: “Glad to be back on the fields today with the reserve team. And then, back to the training with the group on Tuesday.

”Team-mate Lucas, also using the social media site, added: “Today I make my return with the reserve team. I am glad that my recovery went very well and I am looking forward for the last 10 games. ”Their comeback represents a major boost to manager Brendan Rodgers, who hopes to lead his side to Champions League qualification at the very least this term, with top spot still a realistic aim.