Steven Gerrard out for around six weeks
Liverpool captain will miss Christmas games against Spurs, Man City and Chelsea
Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is out forsix weeks. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters
Gerrard suffered the injury when attempting a shot during last weekend’s 4-1 win over West Ham and had to be substituted after 56 minutes.
The 33-year-old underwent a scan on Monday, which confirmed that the midfielder will be sidelined for at least a month.
Gerrard will miss some key Premier League games for Liverpool during a busy Christmas period.
The Reds travel to Tottenham on Sunday before hosting Cardiff on December, 21st and they then face tricky trips to Manchester City and Chelsea on December 26th and 29threspectively.
“Steven is such an important player for us, but we have other players and dynamics in the team and they have to step up,” Rodgers said earlier in the week. “Lucas has been excellent for us and he has forced his way into the Brazil side, so he has that quality and experience to step up and take the responsibility.
“Joe looks like he did when he first came here with his movement, his body work and fluency on the ball and that’s what we need right now.”