Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard ‘likely’ to need shoulder surgery

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is likely to require surgery on his shoulder injury at the end of the season, reveals Reds coach

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

Steven Gerrard is likely to require surgery on his shoulder in the summer, Liverpool coach Mike Marsh has revealed.

The 32-year-old has been playing with the shoulder problem for some time, with the Reds captain featuring in every minute of the club’s Premier League campaign.

Gerrard, who has scored nine goals and made nine assists this term, could have an operation at the end of the season which would rule him out of England’s friendlies against Ireland and Brazil.

And Marsh revealed that the Three Lions skipper’s injury is similar to the shoulder problem which forced Joe Allen to undergo an operation, with the Wales international out of action since early March.

“It’s looking more and more likely that he might require surgery,” Marsh told the club’s website.

“He has been playing with a shoulder injury for quite a while now. We’ll try to find the right time for him to get it fixed properly.

“It’s not ideal timing, it’s going to take quite a while for him to heal. It’s a funny injury – it’s pretty similar to Joe Allen.

“If it needs repairing, it needs repairing and when he’s back fit, he’s back fit. There’s not much we can do about it.”

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