Kenny Dalglish today revealed that Liverpool have had some positive news regarding the fitness of Steven Gerrard.
The Reds captain began a course of antibiotic treatment for an infection related to an ongoing groin problem last week - and the boss told a Melwood press conference that he is making good progress in his recovery.
Dalglish said: "Steven won't be too far away. The tests that have come back are far better than what was anticipated, so we are delighted by that. We've had some very positive news and will just wait for the progress to continue."
He added: "We've had positive news but the date (of a return) the club has stated remains the same."