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Gerrard may have to go under the knife....

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Liverpool fear Steven Gerrard may require an operation to solve his troublesome groin injury.

Gerrard will be absent for Liverpool again tomorrow as he struggles to recover from the problem he suffered in England’s World Cup qualifying defeat by Ukraine almost three weeks ago.

The 29-year-old has managed only 25 minutes of action since then — in last week’s Champions League loss to Lyon at Anfield, when he aggravated the injury and limped off.

Liverpool are perplexed by Gerrard’s slow recovery. They are reluctant to opt for surgery but it may be an option if the injury fails to respond to treatment.

Manager Rafa Benitez had hoped his captain would be back for tomorrow’s Premier League trip to Fulham, but has accepted defeat.

Top scorer Fernando Torres, who has been affected by a similar injury, is expected to start at Craven Cottage, though, and Benitez said: ‘Both have to keep going. Gerrard is still working with the physio so we will see. Hopefully, Torres will be OK, but for
Gerrard maybe it is more difficult.’


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posted Oct 31, 2009

So where are all those doubters (again) when they said Gerrard was faking injury to miss the England match and would be back for Liverpool at the weekend? Chances are he will now have to have srgery and may not play again this year. So many numpties out there, but Gerrard's injuries are genuine. I see Rooney is back playing whistle

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posted Oct 31, 2009

This may seem fanciful, but Gerrard needs a rest and time to heal. A month on an island in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean, light training, jogging on the beach, swimming (the warm water relaxes muscles), have a physio or massage girl experienced in deep muscle Swedish massage with him, watch his diet, lots of sleep, no TV so he does not stress over Liverpool's results and laid back music to do Yoga to. He'll be as right as rain in no time

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posted Oct 31, 2009

"When you're a two man team"

Funny how we were a 2 man team last year also. Now we supposidly miss Alonso badly. So were we really a 3 man team??

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posted Oct 31, 2009

If steve g needs an operation to solve the problem, then so be it. I would rather have a 100% fit steve g playing in the world cup finals next year in south africa than a 50% fit steve g playing the rest of this season for liverpool and not at all in next years world cup. Im a liverpool & england fan so its a sacrifice, but a worthy one.

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posted Oct 31, 2009

I still stick by original comments at the start of the season that we will win nothing this year and take a step or three back. This is not just due to Alonso going but also due to the lack of improvement to our squad, improvement of other teams (except manu), zonal marking, bad substitutions/managerial decisions, Lucas n co (i.e. the flops or in some cases one game wonders) and the off the field issues.
I thinks major changes will need to happen not just at player level for the situation to improve. Yeah we beat manu and thats great but on the bigger picture its just not good enough, im sorry but I truly beleive we need a new manager as well as new investment to compete in the current climate

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posted Oct 31, 2009

The only improvement we need at LFC is the fighting spirit to go the full 90mins at the opposition and hold off players with more aggression. We kicked that into gear, then the talk will start about us winning the league.

Right now, I'd take us not looking well, especially without key players, and then surreptitiously creeping up the table because people turn their attention elsewhere. It's what Chelsea did while Man Utd and Arsenal battled it out 2008. Next thing you knew, Chelsea were neck and neck with Utd once Arsenal were dropped off.

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posted Oct 31, 2009

"This may seem fanciful, but Gerrard needs a rest and time to heal. A month on an island in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean, light training, jogging on the beach, swimming (the warm water relaxes muscles), have a physio or massage girl experienced in deep muscle Swedish massage with him, watch his diet, lots of sleep, no TV so he does not stress over Liverpool's results and laid back music to do Yoga to. He'll be as right as rain in no time"

LOL. i like the sound of swedish massage from an experienced girl.

on topic. listening to the fulham v pool game on 5 live. seems like voronin is playing like a league 1 striker and torres has saved pool again (at half time at least).

if they have torres, they can make up for no gerrard. but if gerrard is going to be out for several months, that's a hell of a strain og torres. he can't be rested in the CL and will have to play out of his skin every league game. don't put it past him though, he's a cut above the rest.

we shall wait and see.

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posted Oct 31, 2009

Nice to see an Arsenal fan on here making some objective points rather than gloating.

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posted Oct 31, 2009

the heading of this article s
"Gerrard may have to go under the knife"

Would all you scousers not think it would be a much better Idea if you put Raffa under the Knife?

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posted Oct 31, 2009

comment by TheGunnerTB (U14044106)
posted 22 Hours Ago

--------------Reina----------------
-----------------------------------
--Johnson--Carra--Skrtel--Aurelio--
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------------Mascherano-------------
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----Gerrard-----------Aquilani-----
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-Kuyt---------------------Benayoun-
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--------------Torres---------------

As it is, a fully fit Liverpool first 11 looks fantastic.
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And what would you recommend as a first 9?

winkeye

run

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