Gerrard surgery goes to plan

Gerrard was not part of the Reds squad which travelled to Portugal

for Thursday night’s Europa League last 16 clash with Braga and it

has now been revealed he is set for an extended spell on the

sidelines. A club statement issued on Friday afternoon read: “LFC

can confirm that Steven Gerrard has undergone successful surgery on

his groin and will be out for up to four weeks. “The decision was

made following consultation with a specialist.” If he is out for

four weeks he will not feature for England in the Euro 2012

qualifier against Wales later this month or the friendly against

Ghana which follows it.