"Aquilani has been training - he's had two sessions with the team," Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv. "Physically he can improve but at least now he can play football with the team. It's very positive.
"It depends how he progresses physically. In terms of the problem he had with his ankle, he has to keep training. We'll be away this weekend so he has time to improve.
"Hopefully in the next week he'll continue with the team, then it's a question of his match fitness, nothing else."