Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers revealed that English midfielder Joe Cole is recovering well from his hamstring injury and will be back in action soon.
The 30 year old former Blues midfielder sustained the injury against West Brom in the season’s opening fixture and has been missing in action ever since. However, manager Rodgers is confident that the player would be available for selection early.
Cole rejected an offer from Russian outfit Spartak Moscow worth £3m per year and decided to stay on at Anfield. Rodgers told the club’s official website, ‘Joe is working well and the medical department are pleased with his progress.’
‘He was out onto the pitch over the weekend doing some work, so there’s still a little way to go with Joe yet but he’s on the right track, which is important.’
Meanwhile, Rodgers’ confirmed that new signing Oussama Aissadi from Herenveen will be fit and resume training within a couple of days.
Rodgers added: ‘He should train today. He was due to play in the reserve game, but after training with the reserves in preparation for the game on Sunday, he felt a little bit of tightness.
‘We’re hoping in the next couple of days he’ll be ready to train and re-join the group.’