Gerrard has no doubt that he can spearhead Liverpool’s push forward under Brendan Rodgers and, having sparkled for England at Euro 2012, Gerrard will enter the new campaign in peak condition.
"I have spoken to the manager about what role he sees me filling," said Gerrard. "I still think he sees me as an attacking midfielder. I don’t think anything is going to change this season. I can still play a dynamic, energetic game.
"I’m prepared to adapt. I’ll do whatever the manager wants but I can still play the same way. I think people want me to say I can’t play the same way anymore; that I will have to go deeper and play a slower game. But, believe me, it’s not happening yet.
"I’ll play the Scholes role when I feel it’s time – but it’s not time yet. I’ve got the medical staff collecting figures every day in training. They measure your heart-rate, the amount of running you do and monitor you at high tempo, low tempo."