Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino back in Liverpool training ahead of Manchester United clash

Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (L), Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho (C) and Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Ma
Image: Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino return to training

Liverpool forwards Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have returned to training ahead of Saturday's showdown with Manchester United.

Liverpool trail rivals United by seven points ahead of Saturday lunchtime's clash between the two sides at Anfield, live on Sky Sports Premier League from 11:30am.

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There had been some conjecture about Coutinho and Firmino's return to action, with the pair turning out for Brazil in the 3-0 win over Chile in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

But Jurgen Klopp welcomed back the duo for training at Melwood on Thursday, along with likes of Georginio Wijnaldum, Marko Grujic and Ragnar Klavan who have all been in international action this week.

Liverpool will be without Sadio Mane for this weekend's visit of Jose Mourinho's side, with the Senegalese international facing six weeks on the sidelines after injuring his hamstring on international duty.

Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mane
Image: Sadio Mane injured his hamstring playing for Senegal

Adam Lallana almost certainly misses out as well after the England international was sent to the Aspire Clinic in Qatar earlier this week to step up his recovery from a thigh injury.

That could see Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain make his first Premier League start for Liverpool following his £40m Deadline Day move from Arsenal.

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