Kenny tells Reds to stay strong

BY foxsports • April 8, 2011

Dalglish's worst fears were confirmed on Friday morning when Gerrard, having already been sidelined for a month after a groin operation, was ruled out for the rest of the campaign with an associated injury sustained in training a week ago. With Daniel Agger out for the season and Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly a month away from fitness, it appears a long season is starting to catch up with the Reds. "Anybody getting injured is disappointing for us, but also disappointing for the players," said Dalglish. "We know where we stand and we have to get on with it. "It may be stretching the resolve of the players a little bit but we've got to go right to the limit and make sure we're not feeling sorry for ourselves because we've lost three or four players through injury. "We've just got to get on with it and accept that's the position we're in. It's up to us to make the best of it." Gerrard will undergo further assessment in order to get to the root of a problem which robbed the England midfielder of his best form over the last few months. Jay Spearing has seized his chance in Gerrard's absence, having his best game for the club in last month's win at Sunderland, and Dalglish hopes others, like 19-year-old defender Danny Wilson who was signed from Rangers last summer, will have a similar opportunity to benefit. "Jay is an experienced youngster but he was in last week (against West Brom) any way and was in against Everton (back in January) before he fractured a bone in his foot," said the Reds boss. "Out of somebody's misfortune always comes good fortune for somebody else. "For certain players they'll be closer to getting a game in the first team than what they would have been if the lads had been fit."

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