Dirk Kuyt hopeful of being fit for Liverpool FC's clash with Chelsea on Sunday

05 November 2010 01:00
LIVERPOOL forward Dirk Kuyt is pushing to face Chelsea on Sunday after three weeks on the sidelines.

The 30-year-old has made a quicker than expected recovery from ankle ligament damage and will resume full training today.

Kuyt was injured on international duty with Holland last month and it was initially feared he could be out for a lengthy period.

Kuyt said: 'I have worked really hard with the medical team.

'I am quite happy with them because I have recovered quickly. I have trained really hard and am ready to start team training.'

When asked about this weekend's Barclays Premier League clash against Chelsea at Anfield, he added: 'It depends on how the next couple of days go.

'Hopefully the team training will be okay and at the end of the day it will be up to the manager.'

Liverpool have endured a difficult start to the season, after collecting just six points from their opening eight league games under new manager Roy Hodgson.

Source: Liverpool_Echo