Lucas Leiva

Liverpool have been handed a massive boost in the club's attempts to win the Premier League, after Lucas Leiva suggested that he is set to return to action for the last 10 domestic League games.

The Brazilian midfielder has missed Liverpool's last six Premier League games after injuring his knee during the 2-2 draw against Aston Villa on January 18.

He was expected to miss a significant period of the season after damaging his anterior cruciate knee ligaments but he has revealed on his official Twitter account that he is set to return to action and may play the next game against Manchester United.

"Today I make my return with the reserve team. I am glad that my recovery went very well and I am looking forward for the last 10 games," Leiva said.

Liverpool will rest this weekend while they will face David Moyes' side next Sunday at Old Trafford in a crucial game to maintain their hopes of winning the title.

During Leiva's absence, the Reds have won five games, drawing just one against West Bromwich Albion, but the Brazilian's return is a huge boost for Rodgers, as he is a pivotal player for the squad, having started 17 Premier League games this season.

Furthermore, it would allow the Liverpool manager to give some rest to Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderon and Joe Allen, who have recently being forced to play many games to cover Leiva's absences.

Last week, Rodgers revealed that both Leiva and centre-back Mamadou Sakho had returned to training.

"We've obviously had a couple of players return to training," Rodgers said. "Young Sakho has trained this week, which has been great. We'll see if it's too early for him this weekend.

"And Lucas Leiva re-joined the group today, which was great."