Groin injury likely to keep Gerrard out for three gamesApril 11th, 2009 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 11 (IANS) Just 24 hours after being humiliated by Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard dealt Rafa Benitez another crushing blow. The England midfielder is likely to miss the next three games with a groin injury.
Gerrard is set to miss home match against Blackburn and will also be out of the Champions League return at Chelsea, Tuesday. The rest, however, will give him a 50-50 chance to face Arsenal at Anfield April 21.
Liverpool are in a must-win situation against Blackburn to keep alive their title hopes. But it seems that Benitez won’t gamble with Gerrard and will give him more chance to get fit in time to face Arsenal.
If Liverpool win that they will feel they can still catch Manchester United, and they will be desperate to have their captain available.
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