Liverpool boost as Adam Lallana closes in on return

Midfielder set to return for his first game of season after next international break

 Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool during the preseason. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

Adam Lallana in action for Liverpool during the preseason. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images

 

Adam Lallana remains on track for a return to the Liverpool side next month.

The attacking midfielder is yet to play for the Reds this season after suffering a thigh injury in a pre-season clash with Atletico Madrid.

Lallana spent time in Qatar last week as part of his recovery programme but returned to Melwood on Monday.

Boss Jurgen Klopp told liverpoolfc.com: “It’s absolutely good news. I cannot say now, but maybe after the next international break he could be back.

“It would be fantastic for us, of course. Everybody knows what kind of a quality player he is.”

Klopp saw his attacking options limited further last week by the loss of Sadio Mane to a hamstring injury.

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