Adam Lallana is on the verge of a return to first-team training

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that key attacker Adam Lallana will return to first-team training with the Reds at the start of next week.

Lallana is yet to represent Liverpool during the 2017-18 campaign after picking up a thigh injury during the team’s preparations for the new season.

The 29-year-old, who is valued at £22.5m by, is on the verge of a return, however, as he is set to begin first-team training next week.

The England international scored eight times in 35 appearances for Liverpool last season, and news that he is closing on a return to action will be a major boost for the Merseyside club ahead of a busy period.

Klopp told reporters:

“Adam is close but didn’t train so far with the team. He will start next week so that’s good, and then hopefully he can have two proper training weeks and then he will be available. I think so.”

Lallana will play no part against West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday afternoon, but will reportedly be in contention for Liverpool’s next game after the international break, which will take place on November 18 against Southampton.