Paul Joyce believes that Adam Lallana could make a return to action in the next two weeks with Huddersfield at Anfield a realistic date to expect him back.
Last month, Lallana suffered a groin injury while on international duty with England but Klopp will expect the midfielder back for selection when Huddersfield visit Anfield after the current international break.
Although he certainly isn’t the solution to Liverpool’s creativity problems, Lallana’s return to fitness will give Klopp more options and the opportunity to rotate as he would have before James Milner’s hamstring injury against Manchester City.
The Englishman has actually been in training for three weeks now but “opted to rule himself out of Liverpool’s last two matches to focus on completing extra sessions,” writes Paul Joyce.
The Times reporter says that Lallana, “in conjunction with the club’s medical team”, came to the conclusion that it would be most beneficial for him and the team to focus on training and opt out of travelling to Naples for the Reds’ most recent Champions League outing.
Now, Lallana is fit again and ready to play against Huddersfield and Red Star Belgrade if Klopp chooses to play him. The 30-year-old can be very useful against lower table sides with his silky touch and eye for a pass helpful against low block defences.
James Milner, meanwhile, isn’t expected to feature for the Reds until November after he picked up a hamstring injury last weekend against Manchester City.