Englishman had originally been expected to miss the rest of the season.
Liverpool and England have both been handed a major fitness boost after Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers confirmed that experienced right-back Glen Johnson is set to return from injury in the club’s Premier League clash with Swansea City at Anfield this weekend, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
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The England international was set to be missing for the rest of this campaign, and therefore also this summer’s Fifa World Cup in Brazil too, after Rodgers had ruled the defender out for an “indefinite period” last month.
The Northern Irishman said that the 29-year-old needed time to rest after playing through the pain barrier for much of this season with both niggling ankle and groin injuries that had affected the player’s mobility and form.
At the time, the Merseyside giants had feared that Johnson would require surgery to correct the problems, but much to Rodgers’s, England’s and the full back’s huge relief, it turns out that a period of rest and recuperation have since done the trick.
And with Johnson having made a successful return to first-team training at Melwood at the start of the week, Rodgers is now all set to include his star man in the Reds’ squad for the visit of Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday lunch time.