Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Jordan Henderson is in line to return to action for Liverpool when they face Manchester United later in January.
The Reds captain has been out of action since New Year’s Eve when he injured his heel in the 1-0 victory over Manchester City.
Liverpool are second in the Premier League table, five points behind current leaders Chelsea and two points ahead of Tottenham and Manchester City.
Henderson missed the Reds’ draw with Sunderland and Klopp has admitted he will miss the matches with Plymouth and Southampton.
“Actually, it is good news if you want – we had this issue with the heel and we had to take him out for a while, but he is already on the way back,” Klopp said.
“He has no chance for the weekend and I am sure no risk for Southampton, but then I think it is absolutely possible that he’s back.”