Steven Gerrard remains hopeful he will return for Liverpool against West Brom next weekend.
The Reds' captain underwent groin surgery two weeks ago and was expected to be sidelined for a month, but has surprised Liverpool medics with his swift recovery.
Gerrard is now expected to return for to full training early this week and be available for selection when Liverpool travel to the Hawthorns on Saturday.
"I'm probably three or four days away from full training, so hopefully I'll be involved against West Brom. It depends on how the next three or four days go," the Liverpool midfielder told Sky Sports.
"Being injured is the worst part of being a footballer. It's frustrating not to be involved in a game like England v Wales at the Millennium Stadium. It's a fantastic game.
"Hopefully I'll be available for the next qualifier in the summer which is Switzerland.
"There are big games still left to play this season. It's frustrating missing games being on the treatment table so you do everything you can in your rehab and away from football to get back as quickly as possible."
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