Liverpool have announced that captain Steven Gerrard will miss the club’s preseason Asian tour to continue his recovery from groin surgery.
“After sitting down and talking with the medical experts and technical staff, it’s been decided that the best course of action is for me to continue my rehabilitation program at Melwood,”
The England international has not played since March 6 and manager Kenny Dalglish’s priority is to have Gerrard fit for the start of the Premier League season.
“They are in the final stages of getting him back to full training,” Dalglish said. “I’m sure there will be supporters disappointed that Steven is unable to be with us in Asia but I’m sure the same people will appreciate the importance of Steven giving himself the best possible opportunity of being fit to play against Sunderland on the opening day of the new campaign. Steven continuing his rehabilitation program at Melwood is in everybody’s long term interests.”
You have wonder if Gerrard is starting to break down from all the football he has played. He only managed to play in 20 of 38 Premier League matches last season, and he was not fully fit for several of those. At 31, I wonder of Gerrard can recapture the form he has when he was one of the best midfielders in Europe?