Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been handed a double injury boost ahead of the visit ofManchester United on Monday (17 October), with Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne taking part in the Wednesday training session along the rest of the first-team available players.
Lovren withdrew from the Croatian squad after picking up a groin injury in the final minutes of Liverpool's 2-1 win over Swansea City only before the international break.
Meanwhile, Clyne, and as well Adam Lallana, were ruled out of England's double-header World Cup qualifier against Malta and Slovenia due to a knee problem.
Klopp predicted after the victory over Swansea that both Lovren and Lallana could take advantage of the international break to return on time for the crucial visit of Manchester United.
"Dejan was one of the last moments of the game. [It is a] groin [injury] for both, hopefully not that serious," Klopp then said. "Adam felt it, tried it again and it didn't work. In this moment they have no chance for the national teams. But hopefully 16 days should be enough to bring them back onto the pitch for the next game.
And it looks like at least Lovren and Clyne are in line to lead the back-line against Jose Mourinho's side after both appeared in the pictures provided by the club during the Wednesday workout.
However, there is still uncertainty over the availability of Lallana after recently the Liverpool Echo suggested that the game against United may still come too early for the former Southampton star, who was forced off earlier during the game against Swansea.
Meanwhile, Klopp is also sweating over Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutchman picked up a hamstring injury while on international duty, being replaced after 62 minutes in his country's World Cup qualifier against France on Monday night.