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Liverpool Set To Drop Captain Steven Gerrard For Champions League Trip To Real Madrid

Skipper could be saved for weekend clash with Chelsea.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could be set to take a massive risk in his team selection for the Champions League trip to Real Madrid on Tuesday evening, report the Mail, with Rodgers considering dropping captain Steven Gerrard to ensure that he is fresh for the huge weekend Premier League game against Chelsea.

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Gerrard has played every single minute of Premier League and Champions League action for the Reds so far this season, but the veteran midfielder has been far from his best form and has come in for some criticism over the ease with which opposition teams have been able to limit his impact on games.

With the former England captain not getting any younger, Rodgers could well feel that games against two of the finest clubs in Europe in the space of a week may well be too much for his ageing skipper, with fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson expected to take the armband for the trip to the Bernabeu.

Gerrard is not the only player who could be rested for the game, with the report suggesting that Rodgers is also contemplating leaving exciting young attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling out of the starting line up to save him for the weekend face off with Mourinho’s men.

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