Jürgen Klopp today reported good progress is being made in the rehabilitation programmes of longer-term absentees Adam Lallana, Sadio Mane and Nathaniel Clyne.

The manager expects Lallana and Mane to be closing in on returns to action following the completion of the forthcoming November international break.

Asked about how the trio’s recoveries are coming along, Klopp told his pre-match press conference at Melwood: “Very good, but no option for tomorrow, no option for Wednesday and no option for West Ham.

“After the international break, I think Adam and Sadio are back. It will be close, so hopefully they can train during the international break and be part of the normal training.

“Adam was this week, for the first time, part of the warming up. His face showed how happy he was about this!

“I saw in the last hour them both with the fitness coaches on the pitch doing technical things and stuff like this, so it all looks good.

“In the end they all need to be at 100 per cent and they aren’t at the moment, so that’s it – but they’re on a good way.”

Lallana and Clyne have not featured for Liverpool so far in 2017-18 due to thigh and back injuries respectively.

Mane, meanwhile, hasn’t figured since the Reds’ draw at Newcastle on October 1 after sustaining a hamstring issue while on international duty.