Liverpool star ‘knocking on the door’ for long-awaited return

Date published: Tuesday 21st November 2017 10:57

Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Adam Lallana is getting closer to a return to action and could be on the bench against Sevilla.

Lallana is yet to feature for Liverpool this campaign after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season, but the England star returned to training last month and has been included in the squad for the Champions League clash in Spain.

And Klopp has revealed this delight after getting the 29-year-old attacker back in the mix.

“He is getting nearer and nearer, but we need him for the rest of the season and not for the next weeks,” he told told the club’s official website.

“He is really knocking on the door and it’s fantastic that he is back. It’s great.”

Klopp is expected to make the odd change for the game in Seville, particularly with Chelsea visiting Anfield on Saturday.

He added: “With the quality we have, it’s always a mixture of what you have to think about – it’s about rhythm on the one side, and freshness on the other side.

“Then there are specific questions that the other team will ask us, so you look and say, ‘they’re strong on this and strong on that, so what can we do?’ Then you make the line-up.

“The last game was not that intense, so we could go with the same line-up for sure – but 100 per cent we will not, because Loris will play! So, yes – we will make a change!”

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