Liverpool will assess the fitness of Jordan Henderson to determine whether he can be involved in Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Aston Villa.

The captain has been sidelined since picking up a muscle issue during the first half of the 2-0 win at Chelsea on September 20.

However, Henderson is set to participate in elements of Friday afternoon’s training session at Melwood and could be considered for a role at Villa Park.

He will then join up with England for their Wembley fixtures with Wales, Belgium and Denmark during the international break.

Jürgen Klopp told his pre-Villa press conference: “Hendo will be part of parts of the training today. He will start with warming up, maybe some passing, maybe some rondos, we will see as a first step.

“He has absolutely no muscle issues. It is all fine, he is not injured anymore, so now we have to make sure he can make the next step. What that means for the weekend, I don’t know.

“I was in close contact with Gareth Southgate and it is clear he will use the time with the national team for getting match fit because Hendo had four or five days of normal pre-season before he played the first game for us because of the situation we were in. Then played against Chelsea and got this little injury, which was really not serious.

“He is now working on his physical things for a few days already, but now more football specific, which is important with us and then with the national team. He will have minutes for England, I think, which is then a proper win/win situation and I am really happy about that.”