Jürgen Klopp offered an update on the latest condition of his Liverpool squad ahead of this Sunday's Premier League encounter with Southampton.

The manager revealed Philippe Coutinho is on course to come back into contention for the crucial Anfield fixture after sustaining a thigh injury at Watford on Monday night.

Elsewhere, Klopp indicated Sadio Mane and Danny Ings are making good progress in their recoveries from long-term issues, but there is no fresh news on a return for Jordan Henderson.

He told reporters at Melwood: “Phil yesterday was running for the first time – he looked a little bit like John Achterberg, but it’s good news! We cannot be 100 per cent sure because we always have to wait to see how he improves, but in this moment, it looks rather positive.

“Mane is doing really well but there is no chance [for Southampton]. He is around [Melwood] and everything has really went well so far.

“It’s not exactly the same with Hendo; there is nothing new. That’s the thing with this [injury], you have to wait – especially he has to wait, but it is quite difficult like this. So there is nothing new about this.

“Ingsy is doing well, really well. He is enjoying training now for the first time with the ball a little bit and all that stuff. He is on a good way.”