Liverpool's Lucas Leiva back in training
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed the club hopes to have Lucas Leiva back in first team action by the end of November.
The midfielder has been out of action since his injury in the opening stages of the season and is set to return for the festive period in December.
Rodgers told the Liverpool Daily Post: "Lucas has been out on the field in the last week or so which is great. He's not doing multi-directional movements yet but he's done a lot of straight-line running and endurance work."
The Reds boss praised the Brazilian for his attitude: "I'm anticipating maybe another three weeks but his professionalism is great and he'll get back probably sooner than is anticipated."
Lucas has had problems with injuries in the last year, suffering a torn cruciate ligament last season and was forced to leave the pitch in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City earlier this season.