Liverpool will not take risk regarding captain Steven Gerrard’s groin injury, and he will not be playing in Thursday’s second leg against Sparta Prague at Anfield. It ended 0-0 in the first leg in Prague.
“Steven is almost there. Whether he gets there in time or not remains to be seen, but we’re not going to push somebody into a game that’s not quite ready,” said Kenny Dalglish to the official website.
“I think it’s important we adopt the same philosophy as we’ve had before with the likes of Jay Spearing, who could have carried on a little bit longer with his injury but we wanted to get it done and dusted and get him looked after.
“Daniel Agger was the same, Martin Skrtel got a rest last week (against Sparta), Martin Kelly got a rest, so I think we’ve got to be consistent in our approach to things and if there is any doubt whatsoever, if we can get by without Steven then we will do.”
Steven Gerrard picked up the problem in the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, 6 February.
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