Steven Gerrard is hoping to make his return from a groin injury in Liverpool's next game against West Bromwich Albion.
The midfielder underwent a groin operation earlier in March and was initially expected to be sidelined for a month.
The injury forced Gerrard to miss England's Euro 2012 qualifying win over Wales on Saturday, but he is ahead of schedule in his recovery.
He expects to return to full training during the week and is aiming to be involved in next Saturday's trip to The Hawthorns to face former Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson's West Brom.
"It's good," Gerrard told Goals on Sunday. "I'm probably three or four days away from full training, so hopefully I'll be involved against West Brom.
"It depends on how the next three or four days go.
"Being injured is the worst part of being a footballer. It's frustrating not to be involved in a game like England v Wales at the Millennium Stadium. It's a fantastic game.
"Hopefully I'll be available for the next qualifier in the summer which is Switzerland.
"There are big games still left to play this season. It's frustrating missing games being on the treatment table so you do everything you can in your rehab and away from football to get back as quickly as possible."