The defender has missed the last two matches with a calf injury and is keen to get back into action to help boost Liverpool's domestic ambitions.
"It's the first time I've ever had a muscle injury in my life but I'm coming along fine," said the stalwart defender.
"I'm working with the physios this week and if things continue to go well the plan is to get back into full training at the start of next week.
"It was always going to be tight to be fit for the Swansea game last weekend and with a two-week break after that match there was no point doing anything silly.
"It's important to ensure I get it 100% right. Hopefully I'll be available for the Chelsea game but I'm not thinking about games at this stage.
"My first target is just getting back on the training pitch with the lads and that should happen early next week."