Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is fit to be selected for the squad that travels to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday afternoon.

The 26-year-old became the Reds' second summer signing at the beginning of July but suffered an injury during the early days of the club's tour of the United States.

He has therefore yet to feature in any match, friendly or otherwise, since his arrival at Anfield - but at his pre-match press conference today, the boss reported a positive update.

"Adam will be in the squad, for sure," Rodgers told journalists gathered at Melwood. "He has looked fantastic in training.

"Of course he is well short of match fitness but in training for the last couple of weeks he has been exceptional."

Asked for a general fitness update, the Northern Irishman continued: "We'll see closer to the game. Young [Alberto] Moreno twisted his ankle, which was unfortunate, but he has been recovering well this week.

"Glen Johnson is probably the one that it could be difficult for, with a thigh problem.

"Jose Enrique has been back training for over a week, and looks very strong and fit. But, again, he hasn't had a lot of game time. We'll see over the next 48 hours.

"The group has been brilliant in training this week - the focus has been very good."

Rodgers suggested earlier in the week that his latest new recruit, forward Mario Balotelli, could be involved at White Hart Lane, and he has been impressed with the No.45 at Melwood.

He added: "Mario is fine, he has settled in very well. He has looked fantastic in training and he is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well."

Reporters quizzed Rodgers on whether he believed Balotelli would feel required to take on a greater share of the goalscoring responsibilities within the team.

The manager replied: "None more than the rest of the team - he's a member of the team.

"He is top quality, there's no doubt about that. He's a class act with wonderful football qualities - he can play with Daniel Sturridge, he can play up there on his own and he can play off the side.

"His concentration is very much on his football. He's settled in really well this week, he's moving to Merseyside and he's engrossing himself into the club and the people, but more importantly into his football. I'm looking forward to seeing that development over the coming years."