Jurgen Klopp has been handed a double injury boost ahead of Liverpool's final Champions League group game against Spartak Moscow after Joe Gomez and Ragnar Klavan returned to training following a bout of illness.
The duo missed the Reds' 5-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion due to illness but the manager confirmed their return to training during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday (5 December).
Gomez and Klavan's return will come as a big boost for Klopp as Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield for the Merseyside Derby on Sunday (10 December). The manager is already without Joel Matip, who is expected to be out for up to a month with a thigh injury.
The Estonian defender has missed the Reds' last two games with illness, while Gomez was only absent against the Seagulls. They were pictured in training with the rest of the first-team squad on Tuesday and are likely to feature when Liverpool take on Spartak – a game they have to win to make it into the knockout stages.
"Yes, it looks like it [Gomez and Klavan will be ready]. They were in training yesterday and did the full stuff and that was good. We didn't do a lot, it was a bridge day, but what we did they could do. They looked both really well," Klopp said ahead of the game against the Russian club, as quoted on Liverpool's official site.
Adam Lallana, meanwhile, continues to be sidelined after suffering a minor setback following his return to action after almost four months. The England international made his first appearance of the season during Liverpool's draw against Chelsea, where he played the final minute of the game, but has since not been involved after suffering a minor injury.
Klopp downplayed the extent of the knock by suggesting that the midfielder is in a "very good way" and that they are taking a cautious approach with Lallana and building up his match fitness in order to ensure he remains fit in the long-term.
"No, Adam will not be in the squad for this game tomorrow, but he is on a very good way. That's what we thought actually the whole time, and we want to build him up with his fitness and all that stuff," the Reds boss added.
"He is keen, how you can imagine, but meanwhile he is old enough to know there are a lot of important years to come for him, a lot of important games to come for him, and it's not about coming somehow in the next one - it's about being best prepared for all the rest."