Summer signings Lazar Markovic and Alberto Moreno are available to join the Liverpool squad for Monday's Barclays Premier League trip to reigning champions Manchester City.

The former has to date been limited to a single half of friendly football since arriving from Benfica in July, while the latter was not eligible for last weekend's season opener against Southampton.

But at his pre-match press conference on Friday, manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the Serbian and the Spaniard are both in contention for the journey to the Etihad Stadium.

"Markovic will come into the squad," explained the boss initially. "He has been excellent in training and has worked very hard to come back."

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Asked specifically about Moreno, he continued: "He'll be in the squad, he comes in fit. He's a young player that is very dynamic going forward.

"He gives us balance - he has got a great left foot, passes it well and sees the pass early. He gets forward on the outside and can penetrate on the inside.

"He's very hungry and keen to learn; he has got good experience and comes in as a winner. He won the Europa League last year so he comes in with a good mentality. At 22, he has still got a lot of development in him. He'll pick up the pace very quickly.

"He comes in as a regular starter from Sevilla so I expect him to show over the coming years that he's a really attacking player that will fit Liverpool perfectly."

Reporters gathered at Melwood for the briefing also quizzed Rodgers for an extensive update on several players currently on the sidelines with injury.

His response included positive news on the fitness of another new recruit, Adam Lallana, and no fresh concerns ahead of the second competitive clash of the campaign.

"Adam Lallana is in the latter stages of his rehabilitation; he will join the group although obviously won't be in the squad for Monday," said the Northern Irishman.

"He has been with our conditioning coaches so he will train with the team on Sunday. He is looking in great condition and we've just got to get him up to match speed.

"We'll see how Jose Enrique goes, and Daniel Agger is still out. Jon Flanagan is still a bit of time off as well. Apart from that, the squad is healthy and looking very good."