A decision was made in April for Gerrard to undergo surgery with the aim of quelling a groin problem which restricted him to 24 appearances in 2010-11.
The operation was such a success that the skipper now feels fitter than ever ahead of pre-season training in July.
"It's been non-stop football for me since I started when I was 17. I've never had a period of more than four or five weeks out of the game, so it's been nice to rest mentally. You don't want to miss games but when you're watching them it gives you that edge, that buzz to get back. I'll come back hungry and hopefully there's a very productive season ahead for me.
"I've had a rest mentally, my injury's coming on well and I can't wait for the season to start."