Liverpool confirm Steven Gerrard to undergo shoulder operation

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is set to undergo surgery on a recurring shoulder injury which will rule him out of the final two league games

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

Steven Gerrard is set to undergo surgery on a troublesome shoulder injury which will rule the Liverpool captain out of the club’s final two Premier League games.

The 32-year-old has been ever-present in Brendan Rodgers’s side throughout the league campaign, completing 34 of the club’s 35 top-flight games.

But Gerrard, who has 13 months left on his current deal at the 18-time English champions, has been playing with a recurring shoulder injury in recent months.

And Liverpool have confirmed that their talismanic captain will have an operation in a bid to solve the problem ahead of next season.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Liverpool have confirmed Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on a recurrent shoulder problem this week.

“The captain’s injury has progressively worsened in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it.

“Gerrard will now miss the final two games of 2012-13, but he is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training this summer.”

The England skipper, who turns 33 this month, has enjoyed one of his most prolific seasons at the Merseyside outfit with a return of nine goals and nine assists in the Premier league.

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