Steven Gerrard could miss Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final first leg through injury…
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is facing a race against time to be fit for the first-leg of the League Cup semi-final against Chelsea, after suffering an injury against Sunderland last weekend.
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Reports in the Daily Mail confirm that Gerrard is a doubt after a hamstring problem last weekend, and is also unlikely to play a part in the league game against Aston Villa this coming Saturday.
The 34-year-old was substituted at half-time during Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Black Cats, and subsequently received treatment at Liverpool’s Melwood training base.
According to the source, no firm decisions will be made until later in the week and, until then, Gerrard will continue to work closely with Liverpool’s medical staff to maximise his chances of being involved in the match with Chelsea.
The skipper will no doubt be desperate to be involved, as he aims for one final piece of silverware before he leaves Anfield for the MLS and LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
Daniel Sturridge is also unlikely to play in either leg of the semi-final, despite recently posting an update on his seemingly imminent return on social media website Instagram.