The England international has not played for Liverpool or England since he sustained a groin injury earlier this year, but says he feels better than ever and wants to prove the doubters wrong when he makes his return
Speaking on Liverpool's official website, Gerrard said:
"I feel really good and I'm back kicking balls again - it's all positive. I should be back in full training on Thursday or Friday."
The Liverpool captain had been expected to return to the team for the start of the new campaign. However, in July he was sidelined because of an infection related to the groin injury.
In the interview, Gerrard continued:
I won't be involved against Stoke next Saturday but my plan is to hopefully be involved in the game against Tottenham. It will be Kenny's decision when I come back in.
At the moment it's all good and I'm itching to get back. In fact it's worse than itching, my stomach is turning.
It's been a tough five months for me since I had the surgery. It's been up and down emotionally and I've missed playing so much.
I've had a good rest, I'm fired up and I'm raring to go again. I know I'm going to come back fitter, stronger and hungrier than ever.