Adam Lallana has left Liverpool fans yearning his return to action with a teasing video of him back with a ball at his feet.
The midfielder has been out injured since pre-season after tearing a thigh muscle in the Audi Cup final against Atletico Madrid.
He appears to be edging ever closer to a return, however, with his expected period of three months on the sidelines drawing to a gradual close.
Though Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to have him available again, the Reds boss won’t be rushing the 29-year-old back as the club strives to avoid a recurrence of the injury.
England manager Gareth Southgate will also be taking the same approach and is unlikely to risk Lallana in November’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
Lallana recently travelled to Qatar, where he has been continuing his progress away from the spotlight and in an inevitably more welcoming climate.
Here is a glimpse of the Liverpool man’s latest work on the training pitch…