Fulham boss Hodgson bullish over Litmanen signing
"We know he's got the quality. It's just a question whether the six- or eight-month lay-off has made a major difference to him," Hodgson said.
"My theory is great players don't forget how to play. If they are fit enough, they can do what they are good at.
"I am very optimistic he will be able to join us."