LIVERPOOL, England (AFP) - Mohamed Sissoko has insisted he will return this season despite suffering an injury he labelled the "scariest moment of my life" last month. Liverpool's Mali midfielder is currently receovering from an eye problem he sustained during the European title-holders' Champions League clash against Benfica in Portugal. And the 5.6 million pounds pre-season capture from Valencia made no attempt to hide his frustration at being sidelined. "This has all come at such a bad time for me," he said. "I feel I have been playing some of my best football and really settling into the English way. "But I've promised myself I will play again before the end of May. "Maybe the FA Cup or Champions League Final will be the game when I return," he also told Liverpool's official website on Sunday. However, he admitted he'd feared he might never play again after his injury. "It was the scariest moment of my life. The doctor in Lisbon told me there was a serious risk I would lose the vision in my right eye. "Suddenly I had all these thoughts swimming around my mind and I asked myself: 'Is this the end of my career?' "My morale was at rockbottom. I had severe headaches and the pain was unbearable. I couldn't deal with being in a situation where you didn't have any answers. I didn't know if everything in my life was about to crumble. "As soon as we got back, the club organised a visit to a specialist. He told me the injury wasn't as bad as I had dreaded and that was like a mbuttive weight being lifted from me. "I saw the surgeon again this week and he's optimistic I will recover normal eyesight but he also says it may never get back up to 100 percent. Of course, that is not so good but the outlook is better than I first thought. "It's going to be frustrating for me with the Benfica game coming up but there isn't a lot I can do and there are no plans for an operation. "I have to take at least two months off because, although I can open the eye, I am suffering from blurred vision. That will get a little better as each day pbuttes. "Our manager Rafa Benitez has suggested I go away and have a bit of a holiday because I think he knows how hard it will be for me to hang around the club and not be able to contribute." In Sissoko's absence, Liverpool moved into second place in the Premiership, 17 points behind leaders and champions Chelsea, after a goalless draw at home to Charlton on Saturday. But Manchester United can regain the runners-up spot when they travel to Wigan on Monday in a repeat of the League Cup final Sir Alex Ferguson's men won 4-0 last month.
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