The 24-year-old was ruled out of the rest of the season and the World Cup after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury during his side’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup last Saturday.
From a really, really selfish point of view, he misses a lot of games for Arsenal and he’s a big strength for Arsenal
And England captain Gerrard conceded the Three Lions are going to be missing a key player capable of scoring and creating goals for Roy Hodgson’s men – but did see the benefits for Liverpool.
“I was sick in the stomach because straightaway I go into World Cup zone,” Gerrard told Sky Sports News.
“I think we’re going to be missing a terrific player – a key player for us – a player whose capable of getting goals and assists at that level.
“He’s capable of being a star at that level.
“It gives an opportunity to another good player out wide. The emergence of Andros Townsend, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is on his way back.”
He added: “From a really, really selfish point of view, he misses a lot of games for Arsenal and he’s a big strength for Arsenal and is one of their key players whose going to help them be successful – and they’re one of our key rivals.
“So a couple of per cent of me was – not pleased – but you can understand if a top side is missing a top player, like Manchester United missing Wayne Rooney, it’s going to help Liverpool.”
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