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Liverpool Handed Major Lift As Captain Steven Gerrard Makes Quicker-Than-Expected Recovery From Injury

Reds veteran has been on the sidelines since beginning of the month. 

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In-form Premier League side Liverpool have been handed a huge boost with the news that influential skipper Steven Gerrard is making good progress following a hamstring injury and could now be back in action sooner than first expected, according to reports in the Liverpool Echo.

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The experienced England international suffered the setback against West Ham United earlier this month, with Gerrard initially being ruled out of action for six weeks, meaning that the player would not be back until at least midway through January.

However, Reds head coach Brendan Rodgers has now confirmed that his captain is ahead of schedule in terms of his recovery, with the 33-year-old even expected to be back in full training with the rest of the first-team squad in the new year.

And that news will come as a huge lift to the Merseysiders, especially following their 2-1 loss to rivals Manchester City at Eastlands in the Premier League on Boxing Day, a defeat that saw Rodgers’s side slip off the top of the table and down to fourth place in the top-flight standings as they approach the halfway point of the campaign.

“Steven is working very well with the staff,” Rodgers said of the veteran, who has managed to record three goals and seven assists in the Premier League this season.

“He’s already back running and kicking a ball. Hopefully in the next week to 10 days we’ll have him back training with us fully.”

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