Liverpool have been boosted by the return to training of midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum on Wednesday.
The £25 million summer signing sat out Monday’s match against Man United at Anfield after picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty with the Netherlands the week before.
The extent of the injury and timeframe for his return was not fully known until images of Wijnaldum were shared on social media on Wednesday.
Back at it ?? https://t.co/LOcCvxWCYh
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) October 19, 2016
Lallana was fit enough for the bench, playing the final 30 minutes and giving Liverpool energy and drive from midfield.
Post-match Jurgen Klopp explained that Lallana had trained for the two days leading up to the game and could have been risked from the start.
Wijnaldum and Lallana both now look set to be fit for Saturday evening’s visit of West Brom to Anfield, leaving Klopp with a full strength squad to choose from.
There’s certainly competition for places.
Meanwhile, James Milner sat out the session, having picked up a knock against United. It’s not yet known whether he’ll be ok for Saturday. Klopp’s pre-match press conference is on Thursday lunchtime when he will inform the media.