Steven Gerrard has given fans another boost for Liverpool’s hopes of being in the Champions League next season, telling The Metro he hopes to return to the Anfield club for pre season training if his injury recovery stays on track.
“Fingers crossed, I'll be there on the first day of pre-season,” Gerrard said.
“The manager and everyone else do their best to make you feel part of it. But, unless you are out there starting every week, it doesn't quite feel the same.”
The Liverpool star said he was feeling more confident about recovering from his groin injury than he had in a long time, and is hoping he returns better than ever next season.
Gerrard will no doubt be a boost to the Liverpool squad, who currently look the side to beat at the moment, and are boasting their best form in years under Kenny Dalglish’s reign.
The Anfield club are currently second to title leaders Manchester United for points taken since January (when Dalglish took over), and will be aiming for Champions League qualification next season, after finally moving to fifth place this week to take the hot seat for Europa League qualification.
With Gerrard making his return next season, Liverpool will no doubt have the experience to meet with their younger stars and new signings, in what the Kop hope will be a perfect mixture to take the history rich club to success once more.