Liverpool still unclear over Gerrard’s season-ending injury

Liverpool boss reveals medical staff yet to identify exact injury that has ruled Steven Gerrard out of action

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Steven Gerrard last played for Liverpool on 6 March Photo: Nicholas Macgowan

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish admits medical staff are yet to pinpoint the exact injury that has ruled captain Steven Gerrard out for the rest of the season.

Gerrard, 30, returned to training last week after undergoing groin surgery last month but suffered another setback last Friday – and Dalglish revealed the Liverpool skipper will not feature again this season.

“We still don’t know definitively what the problem is,” said Dalglish. “We will wait to get a precise answer from the people that he has to see but he won’t be involved again this season.”

The Liverpool boss admits the loss of Gerrard, who last played for the Reds on 6 March, is a major blow after Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson were injured at West Brom last weekend.

Agger will miss the rest of the season with a knee problem while Johnson has been ruled out for at least a month with a hamstring strain.

“It is a blow to anyone but it’s more disappointing for the player than it is for us, obviously,” he said.

“We just have to get on with it and without being disrespectful to the players who are injured the most important ones are the ones who are fit.

“They are the ones who can be chosen. At this particular moment in time I’m as good a player as Steven.”

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