Photos: Gareth Bale trains as Real Madrid prepare for Liverpool clash
Gareth Bale returns to Real Madrid training ahead of Liverpool visit
Gareth Bale appears to be in contention to face Liverpool in the Champions League after the Real Madrid forward trained with the rest of his team-mates on Monday.
The Wales international has missed the Spanish side’s last five games since the international break after the former Spurs man picked up a buttock muscle injury.
Bale was denied the opportunity to make his return to the Premier League as Carlo Ancelotti’s side were 3-0 winners at Liverpool in the reverse fixture last month.
But the 25-year-old is back training with the rest of the Madrid squad after los Blancos were emphatic 4-0 winners at Granada on Saturday, securing top spot in La Liga.
Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo broke the deadlock in the second minute before James Rodriguez bagged a brace and Karim Benzema continued his fine form.
Asked about Bale’s importance to Madrid on Friday, Ancelotti replied: ““Bale deserves to play. He is one of the best players in the world and a very important player for this team.”
And here is a selection of the best photos from Madrid’s training session.