Johnson went down hard in the 1-0 win against Manchester United with estimations that he would be kept out of action for at least ten weeks, meaning a return just ahead of a busy winter schedule.
However, Liverpool have been handed a boost that he will now be back in action roughly four weeks earlier, which means there is a chance he could be available for the trip to Newcastle United in mid-October.
For all the positive signings Brendan Rodgers has made over the summer, this is superb news for the club because Johnson is Liverpool’s primary right back.
Rodgers is facing a period where he’s going to have to ask one of his central defensive players to play out of position or to show some faith in a youngster such as Andre Wisdom.
Whoever does step in to fill the void will have a very difficult time trying to retain that position considering how effective Johnson was over the first few games of the campaign before he picked up the injury.
Do you think Johnson will go straight back into the side?
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