Steven Gerrard injury: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the midfielder could return to face Hull on New Year's Day
England captain had been out since early December with a hamstring injury
Monday 30 December 2013
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has indicated club captain Steven Gerrard could return to action in the New Year's Day home clash with Hull City.
Gerrard has not played in the Reds' last four games after sustaining a hamstring problem in a 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham at Anfield on December 7.
Asked on Monday if the England skipper might be fit to play in Wednesday's top-flight encounter with Hull, Rodgers said: "We will assess that over the next 24 hours.
"Steven has rejoined training so we'll see how he is for Hull."
Rodgers also revealed that midfielder Joe Allen, who came off in the second half of Sunday's 2-1 loss at Chelsea, is set to be sidelined for "a few weeks" with an abductor strain, and that he is awaiting news on how long defender Mamadou Sakho's hamstring strain is likely to sideline him for following his withdrawal towards the end of the Stamford Bridge contest.
Rodgers said: "Joe will probably be a few weeks and with Sakho we are just awaiting confirmation.
"Glen Johnson came off but that was tactical, not injury-enforced, and there are one or two other niggles that we have to assess.
"Jordan Henderson (who took a knock against Chelsea) is fine. He was obviously on his first day of recovery today and is still sore, but he is a real soldier and should be fit."
As well as Gerrard, Rodgers has lost the likes of Daniel Sturridge, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique to injury in recent weeks.
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