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Rodgers confirms Gerrard hamstring injury

ESPN staff
December 7, 2013
Gerrard limps off towards the end of Liverpool's win over West Ham © Getty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed captain Steven Gerrard sustained a hamstring injury in Saturday's 4-1 win over West Ham.

The England skipper limped off midway through the second half after racing through the inside-right channel.

Rodgers gave no indication of how serious the problem was, but said the 33-year-old would be assessed in the next couple of days.

''It was his hamstring so we just need to see how it is,'' the Reds boss said in his post-match television interview. ''He was outstanding in his performance, the quality of his passing, but when he went to get that pass he felt a little tweak.

"We just need to assess that in the next day or so. It was definitely his hamstring. Hopefully it's just a strain and we'll see where we're at in the next 48 hours."

Rodgers also explained Daniel Agger's absence from the Liverpool squad.

"Daniel felt sick this morning when we arrived at the training ground. But a more than capable replacement came in, who I thought was excellent.

"I thought Sakho looked strong and aggressive and he looked like he really wanted to take his opportunity. He did that. I thought he and Skrtel were both excellent."

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