Trent Alexander-Arnold is on track to be included in Liverpool's match day squad for the visit to Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old is yet to feature for the Reds since September 3 due to an injury sustained in the 3-0 home win over Aston Villa. He subsequently missed two England matches having been forced to withdraw from Gareth Southgate's squad and a further four matches for his club.
His return is expected today, as confirmed by Jurgen Klopp in his Friday press conference. The boss now faces a decision as to whether risk starting Alexander-Arnold or introduce him to the action late on as regular placeholder Joe Gomez was unavailable for Wednesday's cup victory against Leicester City.
Thiago Alcantara remains unfit for duty as he continues down the recovery path whilst Stefan Bajcetic will not be available either having suffered a small setback.
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The 18-year-old has played twice this month after working past an adductor problem, however his progress has seemingly been halted once again.
Conor Bradley is the final guaranteed absentee - he suffered a long-term injury in pre-season and has not been seen in action since.
After progressing in the Carabao Cup, attentions turn back to the Premier League and a win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would certainly lay down a marker in the title race.
Klopp's men have won their last five in the league to keep two points behind so-far perfect leaders Manchester City. They face Wolves at Molineux this weekend, so a Liverpool win is of vital importance. Any other result would allow Pep Guardiola's men toRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk