Gerrard needs shoulder surgery, out rest of season

Steven Gerrard will undergo surgery on his left shoulder this
week, ruling him out of Liverpool’s final two games of the Premier
League and England’s upcoming exhibitions against Ireland and

Liverpool says ”the captain’s injury has progressively worsened
in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it.”

Gerrard is expected to be ready for the start of preseason

Liverpool’s final two league games are against Fulham on Sunday
and Queens Park Rangers on May 19.

England coach Roy Hodgson must find a new captain for the home
exhibition against Ireland on May 29 and the trip to play Brazil on
June 2.