Liverpool’s Rodgers hopeful on Gerrard’s hamstring injury

Brendan Rodgers hoping the hamstring injury which forced Steven Gerrard off during Liverpool's win over West Ham is not serious

Steven Gerrard
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that the hamstring injury which forced Steven Gerrard off during Liverpool’s win over West Ham is not serious.

The 33-year-old Reds skipper was substituted and replaced by Lucas Leiva in the 56th minute at Anfield as Rodgers’ men moved up to second place thanks to a convincing 4-1 win.

And the Northern Irishman says that the Merseysiders will assess the England international’s fitness in the next few days.

“We just need to assess that in the next day or so,” said Rodgers.

“It was definitely his hamstring. Hopefully it’s just a strain and we’ll see where we’re at in the next 48 hours.”

Rodgers also confirmed that defender Daniel Agger was missing from the Liverpool squad due to illness.

“Daniel felt sick this morning when we arrived at the training ground,” he said. “But a more than capable replacement came in, who I thought was excellent.

“I thought [Mamadou] Sakho looked strong and aggressive and he looked like he really wanted to take his opportunity. He did that. I thought he and Skrtel were both excellent.”

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