100 PERCENT

The Liverpool skipper, Steven Gerrard, has got back to 100% fitness and he has started full training.

This is great news for the Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and also, for the manager of the England team Roy Hodgson.

Gerrard had discovered a shoulder injury while playing in a Premier League match against Newcastle United towards the end of the last season. He went for the scan after the match. The scan reports suggested that the injury was serious and the surgery was required.

Gerrard went through the surgery immediately and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He missed Liverpool’s last couple of Premier League games of the season against Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Because of that surgery, Gerrard was also not able to take part in England’s friendly matches against Brazil and Ireland either.

Gerrard’s recovery went quite well after the surgery and he regained 100% fitness in quick time.

The Liverpool players will gather for pre season training in the first week of July, but, Gerrard has come back to the training ground a couple of weeks earlier. He has been training hard at the Melwood ground since the last few days.

Gerrard is supposed to feature for the Reds in their first pre season contest against Preston North End at Deepdale on 13th of July.

After that match, the Reds will go on pre-season tour of Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. They will play three matches on the tour against Indonesian XI (20th July), Melbourne Victory (24th July) and Thai National Team XI (28th July) respectively.

The Liverpool team will then return to UK to face Olympiakos at Anfield on 3rd of August. That will be Steven Gerrard’s testimonial match.

The Reds will play two more pre-season games after that against Valerenga and Celtic respectively before starting their Premier League campaign against Stoke City on 17th of August.