The Scotland international has overcome a torrid time with ulcerative colitis and has shown tremendous resolve to battle his way into David Moyes' plans.
The manager was impressed by his fellow countryman's contribution at Newcastle United in the Reds' last Barclays Premier League fixture and looks likely to hand him more opportunities as the campaign draws to a close. "I feel great," said Fletcher. "I’m slowly but surely getting my fitness and form back. In the last month, I’ve felt really good and, with my performances, I feel like I have done well. I just want to kick on now, get a good summer and be back next season fighting for a place in the team.
Fletcher is hoping his display gives the boss plenty of food for thought during a break ahead of United's next assignment at Everton on Easter Sunday.
"There is so much quality in this dressing room," Fletcher insisted. "The players went out at Newcastle trying to prove a point and trying to impress the manager, which is what we have got to do. When there is competition for places, every time you get the opportunity to play you have got to try and put in a performance so the manager remembers it."