Jordan Henderson says he is confident he will be able to start pre-season training with Liverpool in July.
Henderson, 26, has been sidelined since the end of February with a foot problem, which was initially diagnosed as minor bruising.
That unfortunately was not the case and the Liverpool skipper did not kick a ball again all season, missing 13 games as the Reds secured a place in next season’s Champions League.
But speaking after Sunday’s 3-0 win at home over Middlesbrough, Henderson was in a positive mood.
“I’m good. I’m definitely going in the right way,” he told LFCTV on Sunday.
“I feel probably the best I’ve felt in terms of throughout my injuries so far.
“It’s a little bit too late now the season’s finished, but I’ve got all summer to get back to where I want to be.
“So come pre-season, I should be OK.”
The England man, who is unlikely to be ready for selection for the Three Lions games with Scotland and France in June, has been omitted from the touring squad to Australia to face Sydney FC.
Instead Henderson will focus on his rehabilitation at Melwood.