By Alex Stevens

Liverpool have been handed a playmaker double boost ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Bournemouth.

Jurgen Klopp revealed on Friday morning that Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino are progressing well in their recovery from recent injury problems.

The Liverpool manager explained that Lallana returned to training on Thursday after a groin problem that has sidelined him for the last three matches.

Klopp said the England international, who has been in outstanding form this season, “looked good” and the coaching staff will “see how he reacts” before making a decision on whether to play him against Bournemouth.

Firmino missed the League Cup win over Leeds on Tuesday night but is on course to be available to play on Sunday at the Vitality Stadium as Liverpool aim to continue their excellent run of results.

Klopp said that the Brazilian playmaker trained on Thursday and, as quoted by the personal Twitter account of Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce, is “still [in] a bit of pain but it’s not serious”.

Lallana and Firmino have been key figures in Liverpool’s climb to second place in the Premier League this season.

Lallana has scored three goals and supplied five assists from 10 league starts, while Firmino has netted five goals and provided five assists from 12 league starts.

The Merseysiders have accumulated 30 points from 13 league matches, and lie just a point adrift of leaders Chelsea.

In other Liverpool team news, this is the expected starting XI against Bournemouth.