England midfielder to miss festive period.
Liverpool’s quest for Champions League football has taken a massive dent with the news that captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out with injury for up to six weeks, the Daily Star reports.
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The Reds skipper pulled up with a hamstring injury early on in the second half of the weekend victory over West Ham United and after an initial assessment by the club’s medical staff it has been adjudged that he will be missing for at least the next month.
And if the 33-year-old is sidelined for the full six weeks, he will miss a total of seven Premier League games and one FA Cup tie.
Second placed Liverpool have a tough schedule over the Christmas period and face the likes of Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea, amongst others and they will need to be at full strength in order to maintain their push for a top four finish come the end of the season.
And manager Brendan Rodgers praised the England man for his contribution so far.
The Reds boss said: “He was outstanding against West Ham, especially his passing.”
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