Double boost for Thompson
By Philip Seery
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The injury-prone Redknapp has been sidelined with a thigh injury and not made a first team appearance since October when he netted against Charlton.
Barmby underwent ankle surgery to cure a persistent problem and the former Everton player has played just four times for The Reds this season.
"Both these players will give us an extra dimension to our game and it's great to have the pair of them back," caretaker boss Phil Thompson informed the club's official website.
"It was their first full day of training with the first team. They are hoping to be able to play their first match in a week or so."
Defeats by Chelsea, Arsenal and Southampton of late have dented Liverpool's hopes of a first Premiership title and Thompson will be glad to see the return of two England internationals in what is a key period for the club.
Meanwhile, French club Bordeaux have their interest in Reds' midfielder Bernard Diomede.
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud confirmed Le Championnat did have an interest in the World Cup winner but is confident that their new signing from Sochaux, Camel Meriem represents a better purchase.
"Diomede was on our list. He was someone we were thinking about for our left-side. But with Meriem we have invested in the future," said Triaud.