Gerrard Could Face Newcastle in Two Weeks

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could return to training on Monday after making good progress in his rehabilitation from a hamstring injury...

Gerrard will not play any part in their Europa League tie against Steaua Bucharest or in Monday's match at home to Aston Villa, but could face Newcastle five days' later.

'Steven's going well. He's back running, though not back in training,' the club's head of sports medicine Dr Peter Brukner said

'He's certainly looking good to play the Newcastle game, which has been our target all along.


  1. Does anyone else think Liverpool have looked a more balanced team without Gerrard roaming around hitting hollywood passes, shooting from 35 yards and generally doing his own thing? I was discussing the subject with some reds fans at work today & they seemed to feel this way...

  2. There's something to that, but also his absence allows others - most notably the world-class (imho) Meireles - to play in their natural/preferred positions. Liverpool's line-up and formation makes more sense without him, though they miss the drive and dynamism that he provides... yes, with that "Hollywood" tendency he does have.

  3. Harry5:46 AM

    maxi, kuyt or meireles? regardless of their price who has the best points potential?

  4. Pablo4:13 PM

    The worst thing that happened to Gerrard was him being labelled as the best midfielder in the world and this persistent talk of his best position being behind a striker.

    He could have been the best with some humility and without a desperation to win every game on his own