Manuel Neuer trained for the first time since last Thursday after suffering an injured thumb, giving Bayern Munich hope that he can return in time for their Champions League match against Liverpool.

Neuer sat out Bayern's 3-1 loss to Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend.

"The thumb [Neuer's] is really fat, but in one or two days things should look different and he could be able to play. Of course, I was happy to be able to play again, but it was bitter news for Manuel," said backup keeper Sven Ulreich.