England: ‘We will be back’ after two-year hiatus

A week after his team lost for the second time in three matches, Steven Gerrard will return to action on Saturday.

The Reds midfielder will take on Arsenal at Wembley, having missed out on the FA Cup quarter-final with a hamstring injury.

“The club are very disappointed with the result at the weekend and we are very determined to get back out there,” Gerrard said.

“We are going to get through it, we are going do the same things we did in the last two weeks and we will be able to show the fans the best that we can do in the next two games.”

The 26-year-old has scored five goals in his last four Premier League games, while his assists have also come from a goal against Swansea, in the Capital One Cup semi-final, and two in the FA Premier League victory over Sunderland.

Arsenal’s victory at the Emirates will be the last time the Gunners face the Reds before the end of the season.

“I have had two weeks off and I have to put my foot down,” said Gerrard.

“This is something that has taken so much away from me, but I am ready for the challenge.”

Arsenal are also set to face Liverpool in the Champions League on Thursday, but the Reds are expected to be without their top scorer Mesut Ozil, who will miss the game against Sunderland with a groin problem.

“It will be a big game for us, we have got some players missing and I am sure that the boys will be looking to come out with the same attitude as we did against the Swansea,” said manager Arsene Wenger.

“For me, the most important thing is to be as positive as possible.

We have the best squad in the world and I think that we will all be prepared.”