Jordan Henderson has returned to full training after missing Liverpool's visit to West Ham before the international break and is hopeful of being available for their game against Southampton this weekend. He also withdrew from the England squad for matches against Germany and Brazil with a thigh problem suffered in training.

This will come as a massive boost for the Reds, who are also expecting Sadio Mane and Adam Lallana to be available for the game after returning to training. This would be Lallana's first participation in a Premier League game after a three month lay-off.

Mane is also expected to feature after returning home early from international duty with Senegal due to slight recurrence of a hamstring strain that recently kept him out for almost a month. The trio trained on Wednesday (15 November) and will come as a massive boost for Jurgen Klopp's side, who have a busy league schedule to look forward to.

Philippe Coutinho is another player who is expected to make the squad after recovering from an adductor injury to play 68 minutes for Brazil in Tuesday night's goalless friendly draw with England at Wembley Stadium.

"It was my first proper session back today," Henderson said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo. "I felt good and hopefully I can play a part at the weekend."

However, long-term absentee Nathaniel Clyne recently underwent surgery for a back injury and potentially stands to miss an additional three months of action. Goalkeepers Danny Ward (back) and Adam Bogdan (knee) also remain sidelined.

This is an important period for Liverpool who travel to Sevilla in the Champions League next week which will be followed by the visit of the Premier League champions Chelsea to Anfield. Klopp's men can seal their place in the knockout stages with a win in Spain and that will allow them to focus all their attention on the domestic campaign going into the busy Christmas period fixtures.

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Jordan Henderson is in contention to play against Southampton Getty