Rodgers plays down concerns over Gerrard’s shoulder injury

Brendan Rodgers plays down concerns over Steven Gerrard's shoulder problem, saying Liverpool captain doesn't require surgery

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Steven Gerrard has scored nine league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers has moved to play down concerns over Steven Gerrard’s shoulder problem, insisting that the Liverpool captain does not require immediate surgery.

Reds coach Mike Marsh was quoted as saying that Gerrard was “likely” to require an operation on his shoulder in the coming months.

But Rodgers has allayed fears over his captain’s fitness ahead Liverpool’s trip to Newcastle United on Saturday.

“There’s nothing in that at all, really,” Rodgers said.

“You’ll have noticed over the last year or so, whether he’s been playing for Liverpool or England, he’s had some taping and strapping on his shoulder – but there is no immediate surgery planned.

“We’re just going to see how it goes between now and the end of the season.

“He’s dealt well with it and performed remarkably well, so there is no decision on it at all.”

Gerrard has played every minute of Liverpool’s Premier League campaign this season.

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