Liverpool sweating over Gerrard fitness
However, having played the full 90-minutes against the Blues, he is now believed to have aggravated a groin injury.
“Steven was not 100 percent, you could see that. It was the same for Fernando Torres, you could see they were not as sharp as before,” manager Rafa Benitez said after the defeat to Chelsea. Gerrard underwent tests on Thursday, which will reveal the extent of the problem.
But Liverpool are thought to be fearing the worst, with their captain now a doubt for the Reds' weekend encounter against Blackburn and the return leg with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next week. “He was not as mobile as normal, Chelsea made it very difficult for him,” said Benitez. “But the difference in this match was that Chelsea played really well and we didn’t. The injury he had on Saturday wasn’t the problem. His ankle was okay.”
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