Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish does not think Steven Gerrard is facing a long absence with his hamstring injury.
The midfielder was not fit to captain his club in Saturday lunchtime's defeat by Arsenal after sustaining the problem during England's midweek friendly against the Netherlands.
Gerrard was surprisingly included in the Three Lions' starting XI at Wembley on Wednesday despite playing 120 minutes in last weekend's Carling Cup final win over Cardiff.
It was feared the 31-year-old was facing a lengthy absence after limping off inside the opening 33 minutes against the Dutch.
But Dalglish is confident Gerrard will soon be back as Liverpool look ahead to next Saturday's trip to Sunderland.
The Anfield boss, who saw his club's UEFA Champions League hopes suffer a potentially killer blow in the defeat by Arsenal, also has no serious concerns over Glen Johnson.
Full-back Johnson pulled out of the England squad on Tuesday after suffering a minor discomfort in training, but he is likely to return at the Stadium of Light.
Centre-back Daniel Agger, though, is facing a longer lay-off with the cracked rib he suffered in the Carling Cup final, having already missed part of the season with a similar injury.
After the defeat to Arsenal, Dalglish said of Gerrard: "It won't be long, and Glen Johnson was out as a precaution as well.
"Daniel Agger is out with his ribs and Daniel is the one who'll be out longest out of the three lads."