Liverpool FC's Steven Gerrard raring to go ahead of Man City clash

17 November 2009 07:19
Steven Gerrard 300[LNB]STEVEN GERRARD today gave Liverpool a major boost as the skipper revealed he is ready to relaunch his season against Manchester City.[LNB]The Reds' talisman has been limited to just 70 minutes on the pitch since he injured his groin during England's 1-0 defeat in Ukraine on October 10.[LNB]Rafa Benitez raised the suggestion last month surgery might be required to solve the problem but, fortunately for Gerrard and his manager, that option has been avoided.[LNB]He has responded to treatment at Melwood since being pressed into emergency action against Birmingham last Monday and Gerrard - who scored a crucial penalty in that 2-2 draw - is now ready to step up another level this weekend.[LNB]'I felt very tired after the game, as I wasn't really ready to return (against Birmingham) and I'd done very little training in the three weeks beforehand,' said Gerrard.[LNB]'It took me two or three days to recover from that game but I have spent the past week doing strengthening work but I'm feeling a lot better now. I'm looking forward to the weekend. There's no mental hurdle to cross.[LNB]'I've had a problem in my groin that has taken a while to get over but I'm just relieved the second injection seems to have done the trick.[LNB]'It's a case of so far so good and the aim now is to make sure I get a good week's training under my belt so I'm ready for the game with City.'

Source: Liverpool_Echo