Bad news for Anfield outfit.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury.
The England midfielder returned to training a week ago after a groin operation in early March but sustained a similar problem last Friday.
The 30-year-old has spent the week undergoing assessment and manager Kenny Dalglish confirmed the worst at the club’s Melwood training ground.
“We still don’t know definitively what the problem is,” Dalglish said.
“We will wait to get a precise answer from the people that he has to see but he won’t be involved again this season.”
Gerrard last played for Liverpool on 6 March during the 3-1 victory over Manchester United and was expected to return for last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat by West Brom. (BBC Sport)
This is bad news indeed for Liverpool. The Merseyside club still harbours hopes of qualification for Europe in some form for next season and with crucial games coming up against Man City and Tottenham, Kenny Dalglish now has to hope that the rest of his squad is up for the task.
After a great start to his managerial reign Dalglish saw his side lose at West Brom last weekend and needs his side to put in a succession of good performances in order to keep their European hopes alive and doing so without their mercurial skipper is a big ask.