Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has declared himself fit ahead of the Reds' visit to south Wales to face Swansea City on Monday night in the Premier League.

The former Three Lions skipper has been out since the beginning of February with a hamstring injury, but has now recovered and is keen to help the Merseyside club in their quest for a place in the top four.

Apart from the top four race, Liverpool are also competing for a place in the semi-final of the FA Cup and they face Blackburn in a quarter-final replay after their first encounter ended in a 0-0 draw at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers's side have hit a purple patch in recent months following their initial struggle and are the form team in the Premier League losing just one game in their last 15 encounters. The absence of their inspirational skipper has hardly been noticed due to the impressive form of midfielders Jordon Henderson, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling.

Joe Allen has also been impressive after getting a run of games due to Gerrard's absence and his form could keep the skipper on the bench when Liverpool face Swansea on Monday.

However, Gerrard, who is on the way out of the club at the end of the current campaign is keen to give his all for the club and finish his Anfield career on a high.

"I am just over a hamstring injury, I'm fit and available, and I want to leave the club in the top four and go all the way in the FA Cup. That's how I want to sign off," Gerrard said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"I'm feeling good and am looking forward to the new challenge ahead but there will be plenty of time to talk about that. I want to stay respectful to Liverpool," the English midfielder added.