Claude Puel expects Cédric and Cuco Martina to both be available for Southampton’s EFL Cup clash with Liverpool.
Saints were without the two right-backs for the game against Norwich City, having seen Martina struck down with illness and Cédric miss out after picking up a head injury against Everton in the last Premier League game.
But the duo are now back fit and available for the game against Liverpool on Wednesday night.
Puel said: “Cuco Martina was ill for the last game but he is now available against and Cédric is also after he recovered from his problem against Everton.
“[Sofiane] Boufal will be out injured with his knee. He won’t be participating in the African Cup of Nations, and will be with us for his recovery. I hope we can see him back in three weeks.
“Charlie Austin is still injured, Alex McCarthy is still injured but Jake Hesketh has now come back into training and this is good for him.”