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Lallana fit and ready to play against Huddersfield

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Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is fit and available for selection for the club’s Premier League game against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The former Southampton midfielder suffered a groin strain at the start of September and has been side-lined since.

He was closing in on a return to full fitness before the international break, but failed to play in any of the Reds’ matches.

Lallana is now available for selection for the game against the Terriers this weekend.

Speaking to Liverpool’s in-house media team, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed the England international could feature.

Asked if Lallana was available, the Reds boss said: “Yes, of course.”

“Now it’s getting a bit difficult with judging how fit he is really. But training looks tremendous; he obviously enjoys playing football. It’s easy to enjoy watching [him].”

“We will see what we do. Nobody, not even he, knows how long he can [play] and stuff like that. We still want to be careful – not too careful but, of course, careful [so] that we reach the point where we don’t have to think about it anymore.”

“A few things happened in the past that are already over, that’s good. But we cannot forget it completely or ignore it. But he is 100 per cent back and looks really good in training.”

Lallana’s return to fitness could not have come at a better time for Klopp, with injury concerns over James Milner, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.