Photo: Martin Skrtel delivers positive injury update ahead of Liverpool v Augsburg
Liverpool centre-half Martin Skrtel is delighted to be training with his Reds team-mates after injury lay-off
Martin Skrtel has expressed his delight to return to first-team training as Liverpool geared up for their clash against Augsburg on Thursday night.
The Reds defender has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since December and the Slovakia international suffered a fresh setback in his rehabilitation earlier this month.
However, Skrtel joined his Liverpool team-mates in their final training session ahead of the second leg of their Europa League last-32 clash at Anfield on Thursday night.
And the 31-year-old defender took to Instagram to give Liverpool supporters an update on his fitness status.
Skrtel wrote: “Glad to be back on the pitch with the team!it was a loooong time…💪🏼👍🏻 #m37s #ynwa #liverpoolfc #slovakia”
The Liverpool defender sparked plenty of commentary on social media after the former Zenit St Petersburg was photographed sporting hair.
i'll never be able to get over Skrtel with hair
— Peter (@PeterrLFC) February 24, 2016
Can't get used to Skrtel with hair, he looks 23 again
— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) February 24, 2016
Liverpool played out a goalless draw with Augsburg in the first leg of their Europa League clash in Germany last week.
The Reds make the trip to Wembley on Sunday to face Manchester City in the League Cup final.