Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva steps up his rehabilitationThe midfielder will hoping to force his way into Brazil's World Cup squad
The Brazilian midfielder will not be ready in time to face Southampton on Saturday but has returned to first-team training.
Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Thursday that the 27-year-old has rejoined the squad as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee problem.
The Brazil international is ahead of schedule in his recovery.
"Lucas Leiva rejoined the group today, which was great," said the Liverpool manager.