Gerrard to find out extent of new injury

Liverpool talisman Steven Gerrard will undergo tests on Monday to assess the seriousness of the ankle injury he picked up in training on Friday.

The veteran midfielder missed The Reds’ 2-0 win over West Brom on Saturday after receiving up the knock in the build up to the game, and is now a doubt for England’s friendly with Spain in two weeks time.

Gerrard has just returned from seven months on the sidelines due to a groin operation, and club boss Kenny Dalglish has revealed that the extent of damage will be revealed at the start of this week.

“We will not mislead anybody and we will know more about Steven on Monday or Tuesday,” the Scottish coach told the Daily Mail.

“He was in our minds for the game but he got a kick in training on Friday and the ankle now has an infection. It is like having an abscess in your mouth, isn’t it? The ankle just flared up.”

The news will have a big impact on the Anfield outfit one way or the other, as the Merseysiders look to challenge for a top four finish this term.

Gerrard showed his quality by scoring on his return from injury against Manchester United a fortnight ago, and gives Liverpool drive and determination that at times has been missing in his absence.

By Gareth McKnight