Yossi Benayoun has confirmed the controversial treatment he received in Serbia used human rather than equine placenta. The Israeli international, along with Liverpool team-mates Glen Johnson, Albert Riera and Fabio Aurelio, visited Marijana Kovacevic's clinic last week to receive a treatment that is said to improve recovery times on muscle injuries dramatically.
Benayoun was expected to be out of action for around a month but after receiving the treatment, missed only around two weeks of Liverpool's season.
The Reds insist the placenta used was from a horse but Benayoun has now contradicted their stance on the matter.
"There was no animal parts used and no injections," said Benayoun.
"The doctor has treated a lot of players and it seems to be held in very high regard.
"She explained everything to me beforehand and told me she would use fluid from a placenta that had come from a woman.
"Nothing went into the muscle itself. It was a case of massaging the liquid around the affected area.
"It meant I was able to play again and help the team at an important time within a fortnight. I never envisaged being on the pitch again so soon, and it shows what can be done with this treatment."