Mixed injury news for Liverpool

Steven Gerrard is close to fitness and is set to be able to play in the FA Cup final against Chelsea, but Charlie Adam has been ruled out for the season due to injury.

The England international midfielder has had a troublesome campaign, and sat out Liverpool’s home defeat by West Brom last Sunday because of a hamstring problem; however he is back in training and is likely to play a part in the Anfield club’s run-in.

Adam however will not play again until next term, as ruptured ligaments in his knee will keep the Scotland international on the sidelines for the time being.

Kenny Dalglish has confirmed the blow, and also stated that Adam would be unlikely to be able to compete for Team GB in the Olympics because of the knock.

“There is no operation needed but he won’t play this season,” Dalglish told reporters, published by The Guardian.

“And I would think if they had any designs on having him in the Olympics he wouldn’t be fit for that either.”

Liverpool face Norwich at Carrow Road this Saturday.

By Gareth McKnight