Anfield hero may need surgery to fix long-term injury problem.
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may need surgery on his groin that will rule him out for the rest of the season, according to his manager Kenny Dalglish.
Gerrard did not travel with the squad for the Europa League tie against Braga as he attempts to recover from the injury he has struggled with all season.
He aggravated the niggle while on England duty, much to the dismay of the Liverpool medical staff, and has never recovered despite playing a high proportion of games.
Dalglish says further tests are required to determine if surgery is needed but admits the Anfield staff will do whatever it takes to get their captain back on the field.
“He’s not suffered any aggravation – he’s just got a problem with his groin,” Dalglish said. “He’s not travelled, we’ll have a look at it, and should know on Friday what we will have to do.
“It’s the same problem. And for us and Steven it’s a big enough problem we have got to find a solution to.
We’ll know better on Friday, where we stand exactly, but it’s nothing too serious. We don’t want to speculate about anybody, especially Steven.
“It’s a problem that’s minimal, but it needs to be fixed, and if it takes some time to get it fixed, we’ll get it fixed.”