Liverpool’s chances of finishing in the top four at the end of the season became even slimmer after their captain, Steven Gerrard, was ruled out for the rest of the season due to a groin knack.
The groin problem that was troubling Gerrard throughout the season had forced him to undergo a groin operation in early March but he sustained a similar but not identical injury last Friday.
Joining him at the sidelines until the end of the season will be Danish international Daniel Agger. The 26-year-old will be out of action for a minimum of two months due to a knee tendon injury he sustained in last Saturday’s 2-1 defeat to West Brom at the Hawthorns.
Liverpool will also be without both of their key right-backs, Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly, for one month after the duo suffered hamstring injuries.
We just have to get on with it and without being disrespectful to the players who are injured the most important ones are the ones who are fit.
Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool manager