Steven Gerrard has been ruled out for up to six weeks with the hamstring injury he sustained in Saturday’s 4-1 win over West Ham United, according to Sky Sports.
The 33 year old, who has appeared in all fifteen of the Reds’ league game so far this season, underwent a scan on Monday afternoon which confirmed that he will be out for at least a month.
He is certain to miss a crucial period for the club, with away games against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea, as well as the visit of Cardiff City coming up in the next two and a half weeks.
Manager Brendan Rodgers, who had already been rueing the loss of Daniel Sturridge, who is not due to return until the end of January, has given his backing to Joe Allen and Lucas, who are set to deputise in their captains absence.
Meanwhile, Martin Kelly has revealed that he is nearing full fitness after a lengthy spell on the side-lines, according to the Mirror.
The defender has suffered a long road to recovery after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament against Manchester United in September 2012, but made his third substitute of the season at the weekend.