Liverpool have received a major injury boost following news that Dirk Kuyt does not require surgery on an ankle injury.
The Reds feared their Netherlands forward was facing a number of months on the sidelines after picking up the injury during a Euro 2012 qualifier against Sweden two weeks ago.
But Kuyt, who had only just returned to action following a shoulder problem, believes he will be back playing again before December.
"I had a second scan and the doctor has now told me that they do not need to operate on my ankle. That is such a relief," he explained.
"The doctor says I could be back in the Liverpool team within one month.
"I can't wait to play again and help the team.
"The doctor says this injury needs a bit of rest and good physiotherapy will speed up my comeback on the pitch."