Liverpool's Adam Lallana to make return in friendly fixture - source
Liverpool's Adam Lallana is set to make his comeback after a three-month injury layoff in a behind-closed-doors friendly next week, a source has told ESPN FC.
Lallana has not played this season after injuring his thigh during a friendly against Bayern Munich in August.
The England midfielder, who was on crutches for a stage of his recovery, has been pencilled in to play in the practice match and should do so barring any problems this week.
The opponents have yet to be revealed, but the Liverpool side will consist of players who are not on international duty and youngsters.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has said he hopes Lallana will be available for selection after the international break, with Liverpool hosting the 29-year-old's former club Southampton on Nov. 18.
Meanwhile, Liverpool remain in close contact with the Senegalese Football Federation in order to monitor the fitness of Sadio Mane, a source told ESPN FC.
Mane made a surprise return from a hamstring injury in Saturday's comprehensive win at West Ham and is part of the Senegal squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against South Africa.
Klopp has said he hopes Senegal, who need two points to clinch a place at the World Cup, will only use Mane if it is completely necessary.
Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.