Good news for England boss Capello - Liverpool defender Johnson is back!

12 February 2010 10:50
Back to fitness: Liverpool defender Glen Johnson[LNB]England boss Fabio Capello has finally received some good news after Glen Johnson revealed he is close to making a return for Liverpool.[LNB]Johnson has been sidelined with an injury to his knee for two months but is now weeks away from making a comeback.[LNB]His return comes at a time when Capello has had to deal with the off-field revelations about John Terry and an ankle injury to Ashley Cole which threatens to rule the left-back out of this summer's World Cup.[LNB]Johnson, who has made 20 appearances for England, is hoping to join his Liverpool team-mates for full training in a fortnight's time.[LNB]'I'm definitely over the worst of it now and I'm about two away from training, so I'm getting there,' he said.[LNB]Boost for England: Johnson gives Capello options[LNB]'It's been like groundhog day - I've been doing the same things, working in the gym and doing stability work.[LNB]'Every day has been the same for the last two weeks, but now I've started to run, things can change.'[LNB]Johnson tore the medial ligament to his right knee during a a challenge with Gabriel Agbonlahor in the clash against Aston Villa on December 29.[LNB]And the 25-year-old admits it has been a frustrating time for him watching from the stands.[LNB]Johnson said: 'I couldn't go to the games at first because I was on crutches, but now I can go and cheer the boys on.[LNB]'I'm probably the worst fan ever, though, because I just want to be out there.[LNB]'I can feel myself jolting and trying to help, but you've just got to sit and watch, which is annoying.'[LNB]'It's been frustrating. The worst thing for a footballer is being injured, but now I'm looking forward.'[LNB] Fernando Torres targets shock return in Liverpool's crunch clash at Manchester CityLiverpool skipper Steven Gerrard blasts World Cup referee Howard Webb for missing Cesc Fabregas handballLIVERPOOL FC

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