Kuyt could face Chelsea

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Liverpool have been given a boost by the news that Dirk Kuyt could return from injury sooner than expected, even in time to face Chelsea next Sunday.

Kuyt is definitely ruled out of this Sunday’s Premier League clash away to Bolton with an ankle injury picked up on international duty earlier this month, but he could make his comeback at Anfield on November 7th.

Reds boss Roy Hodgson said “Kuyt is making incredible progress. He shouldn’t be as far advanced as he is with his ankle but he’s looking good. I don’t think he’ll be fit for the weekend but maybe the weekend after.”

However, Hodgson also had an update on defender Glen Johnson’s injury, which looks set to see him miss the trip to Bolton this weekend.

Johnson has missed the last three Reds games. “With Glen Johnson it’s one of those things that will be touch and go for the weekend. He’s making strides but he’s not 100 per cent.”

Hodgson also has Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Agger and Ryan Babel sidelined with injuries at the moment.