Liverpool have been handed a boost after Jordan Henderson made his return to first-team training.
At a time when a number of key players have been unavailable for selection, Henderson joined the list of absentees after picking up a hamstring injury while on international duty.
The 30-year-old has subsequently missed Liverpool's important fixtures against Leicester City and Atalanta BC, the latter ending in a 2-0 defeat in the Champions League.
However, according to the Liverpool Echo, Henderson played a full part in training on Thursday as preparations increased ahead of the trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Jurgen Klopp is short of options in the middle of the pitch, which should lead to Henderson playing some part in the 18-man squad.
Henderson's injury came after he had featured in 11 matches in just 35 days for club and country.