Rafa Benitez today revealed how four of his injured stars could be fit for Man City after flying to Serbia for 'special treatment'.
Albert Riera and Yossi Benayoun were due to be out for another two weeks with hamstring problems but could now feature on Saturday after the much-publicised journey to eastern Europe.
Benitez was so pleased with the treatment they received that he sent Fabio Aurelio and Glen Johnson to Serbia for work on their muscle injuries.
All four players are now back in Merseyside and have taken part in full training sessions for the past two days.
Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: "You know people have talked about them going to Serbia for special treatment and that's true. We had a lot of reports of international players going there, so we sent some players.
"They are now training so we will see if they can play. They have trained for the last two days.
"It has been good. There are other names from different teams who have been doing this treatment for seven years.
"It is a curative program for players with muscle injuries and it works well."
The major injury headache confronting Benitez before the international break has now almost cleared, with Steven Gerrard, David Ngog and Daniel Agger all passed fit for City.
Fernando Torres is the only senior star still in the treatment room.
Benitez added: "He is improving. He had a plan of two or three weeks, he's following this and improving."