Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his delight at returning to action after he played 45 minutes in Saturday's 2-0 win against an Indonesian XI.
Gerrard made his comeback after undergoing shoulder surgery and admitted that he was pleased to get back on the pitch.
"My shoulder felt fantastic, so it was nice to get the first 45 minutes under my belt and hopefully I'll get slightly more time in Australia," Gerrard told the club's official website. "It's been feeling fine now for a few weeks in training, there have been absolutely no problems. The surgeon gave me the go-ahead to play tonight and the manager was sensible in giving me 45 minutes. I'm really happy with how I feel.
"It was a difficult game. There's no air out there to breathe and recover after long runs and the training has been very tough, so the legs are heavy. But we won the game and we got the fitness in.
"At the moment, it's all about the fitness and getting the physical condition back. The results are not really too important, but we're happy with the win and we move on to the next game. Hopefully we'll feel better physically."
Liverpool have won both their pre-season games so far this summer.