Steven Gerrard to miss rest of the season
Captain Steven Gerrard will miss the final two games in order to undergo surgery on a shoulder injury he has been playing with of late.
The Times report that Liverpool are “considering bringing forward plans for their captain to undergo shoulder surgery”.
It’s unfortunate for Gerrard – who has played every League game this season so far.
“You’ll have noticed over the last year or so, whether he’s been playing for Liverpool or England, he’s had some taping and strapping on his shoulder – but there is no immediate surgery planned.
“We’re just going to see how it goes between now and the end of the season.”
Liverpool face Fulham (a) on Sunday, then host QPR on the final day of the season, before heading to South Africa for a post-season friendly in Cape Town just two days after the season ends.
The 32 year-old will also miss England’s post-season friendlies with Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Gerrard’s absence will likely provide an opportunity for Jonjo Shelvey – who scored for the Under 21′s against Man United at Old Trafford on Monday night.
It also means Jamie Carragher will captain the side in his final two appearances for the club.
Liverpool also have fellow midfielder Joe Allen sidelined with shoulder injury too, he underwent surgery in March and will return for pre-season.
UPDATE: Liverpool have confirmed Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on a recurrent shoulder problem this week. (Tuesday).