Adam Johnson will soon know if he is fit enough for Sunderland’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.
The 25 year old was forced to withdraw from England duty due to a thigh injury and has been receiving treatment at Sunderland since.
Yesterday Johnson completed some light training with fellow crocked teammates Wes Brown and Phil Bardsley.
Today when the Black Cats first team regroup after the international period, Johnson’s training performance should gage whether or not the ex-Manchester City man is fit enough for Saturday’s contest.
Martin O’Neill spoke to The Sunderland Echo, “It would be great if Johnson is fit for Saturday. He came back pretty well immediately after the injury.
“He seems to be doing a bit better and he did a bit of training with Wes Brown and Phil Bardsley yesterday. He’s always optimistic so we’ll see how he gets on over the next few days.
“Today we should be in a better position to see how things are, once everyone is back from the international break.”
Saturday’s early evening kick-off sees a Liverpool side who have taken just one point from their opening three fixtures travel to the Stadium of Light, with the hosts looking to build on two away points in their first home fixture.