Steven Gerrard fit for England friendly

Steven Gerrard Liverpool MidfielderSteven Gerrard will be fit to represent England during Wednesday evening’s friendly against Sweden.

The Liverpool skipper had a precautionary scan following Sunday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea due to concerns that he had suffered medial ligament damage.

However, the 32-year-old has been given the all clear to win what will be his 100th Three Lions cap.

An official statement from the FA read:

“Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on Monday afternoon.

“The England captain reported to the team hotel following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea and, having received positive news, is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm.”

If he does take part in his 100th game for the senior side he will join Peter Shilton, Bobby Moore, David Beckham, Bobby Charlton and Billy Wright as one of the only players to reach the landmark.

It had been speculated that Gerrard may be withdrawn from the squad with his club side likely to be concerned that he could aggravate the issue.

Roy Hodgson will be glad that the experienced midfielder has been cleared to play due to news that big name stars such as Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott will be unavailable.

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