Liverpool Under-21 manager Michael Beale expects both Samed Yesil and Marc Pelosi to make imminent recoveries from their respective long-term injuries after lengthy spells on the sidelines for two of the club's rising stars.
Yesil has been absent for 21 of the past 25 months after separate anterior cruciate ligament injuries, the most recent suffered in January 2014 having spent eight months out after the initial blow occurred in February 2013.
Pelosi, meanwhile, has missed 14 months after breaking his leg, only returning in January but he is yet to rediscover full fitness and his condition is being managed.
While Yesil has played twice for Liverpool in the League Cup ties against West Bromwich Albion and Swansea City in September 2012, Pelosi is regarded as a rising star in the Liverpool academy having already been earmarked by United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann.
Pelosi was called into the United States national team at the start of 2015, while he is likely to feature for Liverpool before the end of the current campaign.
"Samed's obviously had two terrible injuries and he's come back, and it's just the little niggles that go around it now, getting his body right," Beale told the Liverpool Echo. "It's very much the same with Marc Pelosi. I'd be really disappointed if we don't see him on the pitch in the next month playing and that again.
"Samed, over the Christmas period, was looking really, really good and then unfortunately football sometimes just kicks you when you're already down, sometimes football can be really cruel. So let's just hope for the best, his finishing in training has been right up there with the best, he hasn't lost his touch. So I assure the fans that when he does get back you'll see him scoring goals."