Liverpool insist Steven Gerrard will be fit for the start of next season
Liverpool expect skipper Steven Gerrard to be fit for the start of pre-season despite reports suggesting otherwise.
Last Updated: 05/06/13 4:26pm
The 33-year-old missed the end of Liverpool's domestic campaign as well as England's internationals against Republic of Ireland and Brazil to undergo shoulder surgery.
Some reports in the media claimed the midfielder would not be available to make the start of next season.
But a Liverpool statement read: "The club can report that Gerrard's recovery remains fully on track.
"As stated originally, the club's medical team are confident that the midfielder is on schedule for his comeback and expect Gerrard to be fit and ready for pre-season training."