Aymeric Laporte has set his target on returning in two months as he looks to boost Pep Guardiola’s Manchester city side.
The France centre-back suffered a serious knee injury in the 4-0 defeat of Brighton and Hove Albion at the end of August before going for surgery.
“[My recovery] is going very well,” he told The National.
“I still need time but I hope as soon as possible I can come back and play with my team-mates. I can’t say when exactly but more or less one-month-and-a-half to two months.”
Laporte believes City can once again pip Liverpool to the title.
“Yes, of course [City can win the title],” Laporte added.
“Last year was quite similar when they had a similar lead but we still have time this year to recover, to catch them and to again try to win the Premier League, so we hope we can do that.
“We need to make sure we work a lot and don’t lose any more games.”