Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard Set To Miss Start of Next Season Following Shoulder Operation

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He will also miss summer World Cup Qualifiers.

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Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard could be set to miss the start of the new season as he still recovers from shoulder surgery this summer, The Sun reports.

The 33-year-old sat out the closing weeks of last season, missing his good friend Jamie Carragher’s curtain call for the club, to have an operation on his troublesome shoulder.

He was expected to be out of action for just eight weeks, but fresh fears have led club bosses to believe that he may be out for much longer instead, meaning that the Reds will be without both their talismanic captain and Luis Suarez when the new campaign kicks off in mid August.

England boss Roy Hodgson is also worried that he will miss out on two vital World Cup qualifiers in early September.

Gerrard missed out on the double header against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil last week, which ended 1-1 and 2-2 respectively, and fears not being able to use him for the clash against lowly Moldova on September 6th, or the massive crunch game against Ukraine four days later.

Gerrard’s Liverpool teammate Daniel Sturridge is also being looked after by club and country after injuring his ankle during the 1-1 draw against Ireland at Wembley last week.

The 23-year-old is still wearing a protective boot and may even need an operation if his problem does not improve.


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