Liverpool midfielder Phillipe Coutinho has returned to training and well on course to be back in action soon, according to the Daily Express.
Coutinho was last seen in action in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Swansea, when Jonjo Shelvey was infamously involved in all four goals, and while manager Brendan Rodgers is cautious about throwing the Brazilian back in to the fold too early, he believes his playmaker's return to action to be very close.
"He has been in the last couple of days and has looked brilliant to be honest, like he has never been away with his flow and fluency with the ball", said Rodgers, speaking ahead of Liverpool's home game against West Bromwich Albion this weekend.
"His work has been excellent. It's great to see him back in and it's another quality player back for us.
"You always miss quality."
Though the Reds boss admits that this weekend may be too soon for his diminutive starlet, next Saturday's crunch clash away to Arsenal is a very realistic return date - a huge boost to Rodgers with another testing away trip, this time to local rivals Everton, also on the horizon.
"He might just be short for this weekend," he continued.
"I think, after the weekend, he'll be fine. He has got really good strength in his shoulder now, it's just getting him up to speed in training and joining the group".
Attacking midfielder Coutinho joined Liverpool last January from Inter Milan and became an instant hit with fans, creating regular chances for strike pair Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
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