Steven Gerrard ‘progressing well’ after ankle infection

Liverpool captain responding well to treatment after suffering infection to his right ankle, Dalglish confirms

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Steven Gerrard has suffered an ankle infection PA Photos

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is recovering well after undergoing a procedure to treat an infection to his right ankle this week.

Gerrard will definitely miss the Reds’ clash with Swansea City at Anfield on Saturday – but Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is hopeful his spell on the sidelines will not be too lengthy.

“Since they found the infection, Steven has really been progressing extremely well. Everything is positive for him,” Dalglish told a news conference on Thursday.

“They found the infection and I suppose it’s a wee bit like flu – you know you’ve got it, but you don’t know where it came from.

“But they are treating and it is responding really well, so it’s positive for him. It is nothing more sinister.”

Dalglish also revealed that Jamie Carragher, who missed Liverpool’s 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, will undergo a late fitness test ahead of Saturday’s game at Anfield.

“We’ll check on Carra for Saturday and see how he is. If he’s not going to be right, he is not going to be right.

“As a football club, we’re much better with those two [Carragher and Gerrard] fit. They’ve been fantastic servants to the club and will continue to be fantastic servants.

“It was a great achievement for the boys to get a result at West Brom without either of those two playing, but I am sure they’ll not be far away from playing.”

The Liverpool manager added: “Everybody [else] seems to be fine. Nothing new has cropped up, thankfully.”

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