Glen Johnson is confident he will make a full recovery from injury in time for this Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Manchester Utd at Anfield.
The Liverpool right-back was forced to sit out of last night’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon in the Champions League with a groin strain sustained in training earlier in the day.
“It is a lot better today, I think I will be alright for Sunday,” he told Sky Sports.
“We haven’t tested it today, just soft tissue work and massage, but it seems a lot freer than it did yesterday.”
Reds boss Rafa Benitez faces more potential injury problems with the availability of Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard – both suffering from injuries picked up on international duty – still unknown.
Johnson added, “I think Nando might be alright for Sunday, but I am not too sure about Stevie.”