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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to have an operation on his left shoulder which will rule him out of the rest of the season.
The England skipper will also miss the national team's two friendlies against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley on May 29 and Brazil on June 2.
Gerrard will go under the knife later this week and is expected to return in time for Liverpool's pre-season programme.
Gerrard, 33 later this month, has had his best season fitness-wise and his appearance in 220th Merseyside derby was his 36th consecutive Premier League start - equalling his previous longest run set between April 2006 and April 2007.
He has played with the shoulder injury for several months but after an early collision with Everton midfielder Leon Osman on Sunday he looked in obvious discomfort.
However, it did not prevent him completing 90 minutes - Gerrard has missed only 17 minutes of the league season after being forced off against Newcastle just over a week ago after feeling som...
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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 Brazil.
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...
Carragher & Gerrard play last ever game together - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAs news emerged last night that Steven Gerrard would miss Liverpool’s two remaining Premier League games this season with a shoulder injury, the realisation struck that Gerrard and Jamie Carragher had shared the pitch together for the final time in their illustrious careers.
Liverpool and Everton played out a frenetic but goalless 0-0 stalemate in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Sunday.
The result is a better one for Everton as they remain five points clear of their neighbours in sixth spot and with two games remaining will surely finish higher for a second successive season.
Although the home side created the clearer openings, the visitors could...