Skrtel happy to wait
Liverpool stopper Martin Skrtel is happy with the progress he has made on his injured knee but will not rush his return to the first team.
Skrtel, 23, said: "Already before the check-up I felt much better than before, the leg almost did not hurt at all. I even did special exercises in training on the knee.
"The doctor told me that he was very satisfied with how the treatment had gone so far and told me I could be satisfied too.
"I can already walk without crutches but for the next two weeks I have to wear a special orthosis."
He added: "The doctor explained some new exercises to me and we have not discussed the date of return yet. Anyway, I cannot nor do I want to rush anything.
"First, I must wait for the leg to be ready 100% and only then I can return."
"Every day I go to the training centre in Melwood. For an hour I do special exercises, then I am spending one hour in the gym, then the pool and then various massages.
"Otherwise it does not differ much from the schedule I have when I am fit. I have a normal training, then I am spending time with my girlfriend and my family, who are here, and so on."