Thursday, 5 February 2009

Gerrard faces three-weeks on the sidelines

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will be out for three weeks with a torn hamstring, the club has confirmed.

Gerrard was substituted in the 16th minute of the FA Cup clash with Everton, which ended in a 1-0 win for the blue half of Merseyside.

This now means Gerrard will miss the game against Portsmouth on Saturday, England's friendly match against European Champions Spain and the clash against Manchester City at Anfield.

This comes a blow for Liverpool who have relied heavily on Gerrard this season with the midfielder scoring 11 goals. Rafael Benitez did not add to the squad in January and sold striker Robbie Keane to Tottenham so this injury leaves Liverpool short of attacking options, especially with Fernando Torres not yet back to full sharpness.

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