Liverpool’s skipper Steven Gerrard is set to undergo a shoulder operation which will mean that he will miss out on England’s friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
Gerrard has been advised to undergo surgery as soon as Liverpool’s Premier League campaign ends against QPR on May 19th in a bid to resolve the ongoing problem.
His shoulder issue is not expected to stop him playing for Liverpool during their final four league games of the season and while he will miss out on the England fixtures he is hopeful that he will be fit in time to face Olympiakos in what will be his testimonial. This fixture is scheduled for August 3rd.
The injury is said to be caused by long-term wear and tear and the Liverpool medical staff have no serious concerns over the problem.