Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard looks set to be available for Tuesday's Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers after returning to training ahead of schedule.
The England midfielder was expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks after sustaining a hamstring problem in the FA Cup exit to Reading on January 13, but could play at Molineux.
Manager Rafael Benitez will wait to the very last minute to decide if the 29-year-old is fit enough to help the Reds continue their climb towards the top four places in the Premier League.
"He was training on Saturday and then a full training session on Sunday, and today was the same," said Benitez. "Normally he's someone who, if available, can play. We'll decide tomorrow but I think he can be available."
Having previously struggled for form, Liverpool have now won three and drawn one of their last four matches and that has taken them to within a single point of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
A report in the News of the World on Sunday claimed that Gerrard was ready to play with pain killing injections to keep Liverpool's good form going.