Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is happy with Steven Gerrard‘s recovery from injury, but the captain’s return date remains unchanged.The English Premier League outfit revealed on Saturday that Gerrard was suffering from a groin infection and would be out until September.
But despite positive news regarding his recovery, the Anfield club have not changed the date of his expected return.
“Steven won’t be too far away,” Dalglish told reporters at the unveiling of the club’s four new signings – midfielders Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing, Charlie Adam and goalkeeper Doni.
“The tests that have come back are far better than what was anticipated, so we are delighted by that.”
“We’ve had positive news but the return date the club has stated remains the same.”
Liverpool, 18-time English champions, could only manage a sixth-place finish after a slow start to last season.
Dalglish said he was unsure what would happen this campaign, but he was confident of improving.
“It’s no bad reflection on anything anybody did last year because everybody looks for improvements and that’s all we’re trying to do – improve the football club,” he said.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but we’re certainly happy with the people we’ve got here at the moment.”
“Quality is more important than depth, but if you’ve got a bit of depth as well it’s always helpful.”
Scot Adam, who was linked with a move to Liverpool from Blackpool during January, finally joined the club in July.
He said he wanted to move on from the losing relegation battle he was a part of at Bloomfield Road.
“I think the performances I put in from January until the end of the season showed that I was 110 percent behind the club. I wanted to help keep Blackpool in the league and it was disappointing we couldn’t do that,” Adam said.
“But I’m just delighted to be here now as a Liverpool player. It’s time to move on and look to the future.”