The winger was in flying form when he suffered ligament damage on a mid-season warm weather training camp in Dubai in February.
He only made one more start for the Potters - a star turn in a 4-1 demolition of Fulham - before retreating to the treatment room.
"I've worked very hard and I've not had a long holiday over the summer," he told The Sentinel.
"With my injury I've had to train really hard with Liverpool, in the gym as well as out on the training pitch so I can't wait to play my first game.
"I've had a little bit of pain with my injury but now I am fit and hope to play."
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