Liverpool’s long-time injured star set to make his dream return November 18

Adam Lallana is on track to play against Southampton in Liverpool’s first game back after the international break.

The Liverpool playmaker has not played a single minute this season as one of the Reds’ best players has been made to watch from the sidelines.

Lallana provides an energy and ingenuity to Liverpool’s midfield that has been sorely missed at stages this season.

The England international is set to return to full training this week after slowly building up his fitness for the last month. Lallana is suffering from a thigh issue he picked up during Liverpool’s pre-season. Liverpool welcome Southampton, Lallana’s former club, to Anfield on November 18.

It is a crucial game for Liverpool who are aiming to carry their good form over the international break. Three wins on the bounce have raised hopes the Reds have turned a corner and Jurgen Klopp will be eager to see his side continue to improve against the Saints.

Liverpool often struggle against Southampton, who delight in beating the Merseysiders with so many former Saints in their side.

Lallana has been keeping Liverpool fans updated on his progress and is ready to rejoin the first-team in the next few days, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Liverpool sit in fifth place in the Premier League after two league wins in a row.