Adam Lallana’s return nears with inclusion in Liverpool squad for Champions League clash

Adam Lallana has been included in the Liverpool squad travelling to Spain for the Champions League clash with Sevilla on Tuesday.

The England midfielder, yet to play in a competitive game this season, has been stepping up his recovery from a thigh injury.

Defender Joel Matip does not feature after he was absent from Saturday's 3-0 Premier League victory over Southampton due to a groin problem.

Another man included in the 23-man squad - announced by the Merseyside club on their official website on Monday - is striker Danny Ings, who has made only one first-team appearance so far this term.

Liverpool top Champions League Group E with eight points, one more than second-placed Sevilla, and will qualify for the next round with a win on Tuesday, or with a draw if Spartak Moscow lose at home to Maribor.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds head into the contest at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium on a winning streak that extended to four matches in all competitions with the result against Southampton.

The only game Sevilla have not won in their last five was a 2-1 defeat at Barcelona.

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