After the Reds overcame Brighton & Hove Albion in the FA Cup semi-final, by winning a tense penalty shootout following a 0-0 draw, Ten Hag was asked about Varane’s potential availability for the final during an interview with talkSPORT.
“I think so,” replied the manager. “Yeah. Varane, for the cup final, he can return.”
With the Premier League run-in to focus on before then, and the opportunity to cement a place in the top four, it will be hoped the squad can cope with any absences and wear and tear.
Lisandro Martinez has already been ruled out for the campaign after undergoing a foot operation, with Donny van de Beek also sidelined for the remainder of 2022/23.
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