Gerrard set for Liverpool first-team return against Indonesian XI

The England international has been out of action since May after opting to treat a long-standing shoulder injury, but the club have confirmed his participation on Saturday

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will make his return to first-team football in a pre-season game on Saturday.

The 32-year-old missed the final two games of the season after playing in the club’s goalless draw with Everton at Anfield, undergoing surgery to his left shoulder.

Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool side to face Indonesian XI on the weekend as part of their Asia tour and the club announced the midfielder will captain the team on his return.

“Steven Gerrard will make his return from injury by starting the game against an Indonesian XI on Saturday,” a statement read.

“His recovery has gone well and he will be back in a Liverpool shirt with the captain’s armband at the Gelora Bung Karno National Stadium.”

Gerrard, who has recently signed a new contract after amassing 629 appearances for the club, will now have the chance to feature in three games before his testimonial match against Olympiakos on August 3.

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