The captain of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard, will miss the last two games of his team in order to go through a shoulder surgery.
Earlier, the plan was that Gerrard would play till the end of the season and then, would go through the surgery. But, while, playing in the match against Everton, he looked in a lot of trouble and considering how important he is for the team, the Liverpool management doesn’t want to take any risk. So, they have asked their skipper to go through the surgery earlier.
Gerrard has been in the starting XI of Liverpool in all the 36 matches that they have played in the ongoing Premier League.
The last couple of games are not that important for Liverpool. They are likely to finish at the 7th position in the table.
Also, after this surgery, Gerrard will take almost a couple of months to get back to full fitness. So, if he goes through surgery now, it’s certain that he will be able to come back for Liverpool’s pre season tours.
On the other hand, if he goes through the operation at the end of the season, he will probably have to miss the pre season tours and he will go into the Premier League without enough match practice which will not be ideal.
So, keeping all these things in mind, the Liverpool management has taken this decision.
The Reds had done the same thing with the Welsh midfielder Joe Allen as well. Allen also had a shoulder problem, perhaps more severe than Gerrard, and, the Liverpool management asked him to go through the surgery in March this year so that he could get fit for the pre season tours.
After this surgery, Gerrard will not be able to play for England in the friendly matches against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.