Sheyi Ojo set to make Liverpool return with U23 side - source

LIVERPOOL -- Sheyi Ojo looks set to make a return to action with Liverpool under-23s against Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, a source has told ESPN FC.

Ojo, 19, has been out of action since August with a small fracture in his back and was only given the green light to return to training last month.

It was initially expected that Ojo was injured for a month. However, sources told ESPN FC in August that Liverpool were unwilling to put a concrete timescale due to the nature of his injury.

Manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters at Melwood on Friday morning that Ojo would work with the U23s for the "next few weeks" in order to get back to full fitness.

"Ojo is a very young boy and needs a lot of training," Klopp said. "He's not injured anymore but he needs training, training, training and match-time as much as possible.

"We thought it makes absolute sense that for the next few weeks he is with the second team in training and in the games.

"Everything that we could do would be too early, so he can now get kind of a rhythm coming back in shape and then we will we see how it is.

"In this moment he is not injured but, of course, he is not match-fit, so now he is collecting minutes with our U23s."

The former MK Dons trainee enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Liverpool last season, making 11 first-team appearances in total.

After competing at the European under-19 Championship, the England youth international passed up the opportunity of a holiday in the summer to join up with Liverpool on their preseason tour to the United States as he did not want to miss any crucial training time with Klopp.