Alisson Becker could return to full training on Sunday.
Liverpool’s No.1 has been sidelined for seven weeks due to a calf injury and will miss Saturday’s trip to Sheffield United.
However, Jürgen Klopp revealed during Friday’s pre-match press conference that the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper for 2019 may be ready to take part in team training following the game at Bramall Lane.
“Ali is in a good way. He did yesterday [Thursday], not with us but with the goalie coaches, a full session, so [he’s] getting closer and closer. We will see, now we have to talk to the medical department,” the boss said.
“So Ali looks like he is close but the final word is with the medical department obviously, because we have to ask how it is exactly and that’s it.
“Ali is not in contention for tomorrow, it looks like maybe he can train with the team maybe from Sunday on. We don’t know 100 per cent, but he’s really close.”