Rodgers delivers latest Liverpool injury update ahead of Man United clash

Mario Balotelli will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Liverpool trip to Manchester United on Sunday

Mario Balotelli will undergo a late fitness test to determine if he will be fit for Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday.

The Italy striker has been sidelined with a groin injury and has not featured for the Reds since 8 November.

“He’s only just back into training, so it’s something we’ll assess,” Rodgers said on Friday.

“We’ve still got a bit of time, so we’ll see what his fitness is like.

“He’s been out for a little while now, but in the last couple of days he’s looked good in training.

“We’ll give him every chance to see if he can come into the squad.”

Rodgers also confirmed that Adam Lallana had suffered broken ribs in the recent win over Leicester City but said that the England midfielder is fit to play on Sunday.

He said: “He took a nasty injury in the game against Leicester and I didn’t mention it because I wanted to protect the player and make sure he wasn’t targeted in games.

“He looks fully up to speed. He’s obviously had some work done since he’s been here and watching him in training, he’s been fine.

“He’s been available, but not fully fit. He looks much, much better now.”

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