Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed that he is “feeling strong” in his recovery from shoulder surgery and expects to return for preseason training.
After playing every minute of the Reds’ 2012-13 Barclays Premier League campaign until April, the skipper required an operation to solve a shoulder problem.
The 33-year-old is now approaching the conclusion of his rehabilitation, however, and explained why he cannot wait to begin kicking a football in earnest once more.
“It’s going well and feeling strong,” the midfielder told LFC TV at his foundation’s charity golf day in Portugal. “I’m six weeks down the line with the rehabilitation from surgery.
“I’m not too far away, maybe a couple of weeks away from contact and being back in full training if everything goes well. I’m looking forward to it.
“It’s probably the longest break I’ve had at this time of year — being out of the game for six weeks is enough, I’m itching to get back.”