The Wales international has been sidelined since August with a hamstring problem, after his 2012-13 season was curtailed by a shoulder injury, but aims to return to action shortlyLiverpool midfielder Joe Allen is confident he will return from a hamstring injury in time for the Reds' clash with Newcastle next weekend.
The 23-year-old has not played since suffering the injury in August's extra-time victory over Notts County in the Capital One Cup, spending more than six weeks on the sidelines.
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"I'm almost there, basically," he told the club's official website. "The plan is to get back into training, get a good few days leading up to the Newcastle game and hopefully I'll be available for selection from there on.
"It has been a bit of a frustrating time - it always is when you're injured - but I'm finally getting there. It was the one I had in the back of my mind anyway, so it has worked out quite nicely in that sense.
"I was disappointed; I thought I would get back for the Wales games but unfortunately they just came a bit soon. But it has meant that I got a bit of extra rehab leading up to that game. I have been able to get ready.
"With the timing of the injury, I hadn't really got into the swing of things.
"This is a fresh start of the season for me personally. It is great to come back with the team doing so well."