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.

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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.

Last month Brendan Rodgers explained:

“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).

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  • Jo74

    Not Shelvey please

  • http://www.facebook.com/yetiweston Jamie Weston

    Rather throw Connor Coady in for a few games than nosferatu!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Snaggie Christopher Chaplin

    Please not Shelvey :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/morten.sognli Morten Sognli

    Coutinho and Hendo as forward midfielders, Lucas as defencive, and in with Sterling or perhaps Assaidi at left flank! :-)

  • LFCFOREVER

    Give Shelvey a chance u Fuckwits

  • eskimo

    would like to see suso get a chance. i absolutely love watching him play

    • http://www.facebook.com/steven.hutchings2 Steven Hutchings

      couldnt agree with u more my friend he looks a young quality player ,has similar style as coutiniho.lets just hope we can keep hold of him as i read somewhere that barcelona,real madrid were keen on taking him home,lets hope not though eh.but totally agree with u on the above.nice 1

  • LFC

    Does this mean he will not be coming to Australia?

  • Joseph Collins

    Poor Stevie G. He looked the only player who gave a sh#% in the derby and this is how his season ends. Maybe he wasn’t always at his best this season, but he deserves better. Can’t wait to see him in full health next term.

  • Darryl W

    I’m pleased, Stevie needs an extended rest as he’s played so much this season, the other players have to step up to try to fill the void in terms of quality and leadership, it’ll be a fitting way for Jamie to end his career, captaining the team for the rest of the season is a very fitting way to end it all.

  • Erik

    Shelvey has looked very uneven whenerver brought on. He’s big but not very quick – fast though when he paces up. He likes to shoot and has a heavy foot, but I can’t recall last time he hit the goal. I remember he’s done some great long passes, though, but somehow he seem a bit too much like an average player, of which we already have loads. I’d like to see Suso – when was the last time he was on the pitch? Maybe somewhat brittle, though? List some pros with Suso, someone.

  • Redblooded Male

    It was inevitable he was gonna need shoulder surgery, after carrying Allen & Lucas all season.

  • Rederik

    Better to get Steven sorted out A.S.A.P nice to see Jamie going out as captain.I don,t think Shelvey should even be considered.