Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says he is very satisfied with the progress of his injury recovery and hopes to be back in action shortly, the club’s official website reports.
The Croatia international defender came off during Liverpool’s 1-0 Carling Cup semi-final victory over Stoke City, joining fellow centre-back Martin Skrtel on the sidelines.
With a hamstring injury, many immediately feared the worst and predicted at least a month out for Lovren.
However, in a positive injury update, the former Southampton man told the club’s official website that the road to recovery has gone well and a return to action shouldn’t be too far away.
“I’m very satisfied with my injury, it’s going really quickly again,” he explained.
“I cannot say exactly but I’ll be back soon, hopefully this week. We will not take a risk for one or two games. We still need time, but I’m coming back.”
Lovren’s injury layoff has coincided with a number of his fellow teammates facing similar fitness problems, causing somewhat if an injury crisis for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds faced Arsenal in midweek missing a host of players, prompting Klopp to surprisingly bring in versatile defender Steven Caulker on loan from Queens Park Rangers.
Lovren, despite having his fair share of doubters, is a key squad player for the Merseyside club and his absence is most certainly a hindrance above all.
The 26-year-old has made 14 Premier League appearances this term, and with the club still in the mix on three trophy fronts they will be desperate for him to return to action.