Steven Gerrard believes he is back to as good a physical condition as ever and can play on for another three to four years yet.
The in-form Liverpool FC skipper has suffered with a few injury problems over recent years, however this season he has played every minute of every Premier League game so far for the Reds, which is already more than he managed in the whole of each of the last two campaigns.
“Physically, from day one of the season I’ve felt great,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“My form hasn’t always been great but physically I’ve been great and I’ve always had the hunger. In some of the games earlier on, I played well but didn’t score or set a goal up and it didn’t get mentioned.
“I’ve played the same recently but I’ve scored one or set one up and everyone is raving about your performance even though there’s not really that much difference.”
The 32-year-old’s contract expires in June 2014 but Liverpool chief Brendan Rodgers is believed to be keen to extend that stay, while the player himself is confident in his ability to play on.
“I think I can play another three or four years,” Gerrard added.
“I’m not saying I want a contract that length, nothing of the sort – nothing has been spoken of yet.
“But I feel the best I have.”
Liverpool suffered defeat at the hands of Manchester United yesterday, however the second half performance will give Gerrard and the rest of his side confidence that they are becoming more competitive with each game.