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.