Fit Gerrard ready to take on Manchester City

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London, Nov. 18 (ANI): Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard, who has recently recovered from a groin injury, has said that he is fully fit to take on Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend.

"I felt very tired after the (Birmingham) game as I wasn't really ready to return. I'd done very little training in the three weeks beforehand," The Telegraph quoted Gerrard, as saying.

"I'm looking forward to the weekend. There's no mental hurdle to cross. 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," he added.

The England midfielder is anxious to revive Liverpool's campaign with the club currently sitting seventh in the table, having suffered five league defeats already this season.

Liverpool is also facing the prospect of an early exit from the Champions League.

"Some of the lowest points in my career have come about when I have had to miss big games for Liverpool and England through injury," Gerrard said.

"It's never easy when you have to sit out games against Manchester United or trips away from home in the Champions League."

"If the lads are winning games and doing well, it makes the pain a bit easier so obviously the last couple of weeks have been extra frustrating," he added.

"But I'm feeling good now, a lot stronger than before and it's just a question of getting my match sharpness back now. That is the most important thing." (ANI)

Story first published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 16:43 [IST]
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