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Steven Gerrard to play against Arsenal FC despite injury scare

Yep. Seems like it?s true. Steven Gerrard has suffered yet another injury blip, but according to the news from Merseyside, the captain could still play a...

Yep. Seems like it’s true. Steven Gerrard has suffered yet another injury blip, but according to the news from Merseyside, the captain could still play a role in this weekend’s clash with fourth place rivals Arsenal FC.

But I still think that Steven Gerrard really deserved to captain his England side out against Holland yesterday, despite it being as the saying goes, ‘just a friendly’. Gerrard has had the driving presence worthy of captaining any side in Europe and he also comes up with the goods in times of need for both Liverpool FC and for International duty when he is playing for the Three Lions, hence I don’t understand the captaincy snub.

But I have to admit. No other country nor club rests so much on who the armband falls to. Quite shocking, really, the media in England.

Liverpool will certainly hope that their talismanic midfielder will be able to return for this weekend’s game against Arsenal, with this being a huge game for the Reds, being one of the games that will perhaps make or break Liverpool’s Champions League hopes, with the Gunners recovering from a disastrous start earlier on in the season to stand at fourth place for the time being, with Chelsea and Newcastle United breathing down their necks.

From what I’ve heard so far, the main core of the team has returned to Melwood relatively unscathed. Glen Johnson is apparently facing a race against fitness to make the weekend game, but it looks likely that Liverpool vice captain Jamie Carragher will return to the Reds’ Starting XI after it was revealed that Danish centerback Daniel Agger is set for a month out following an injury sustained against Cardiff City in the latter stages of the Carling Cup final.

There’s a 7 point gap between 4th placed Arsenal and 7th place Liverpool at the moment, so Liverpool must really win this one to keep their Champions League hopes alive. With Arsenal unpredictable and Villas Boas’ tenure with Chelsea FC hanging by a thread, Kenny Dalglish’s side must capitalize on this and earn all three points against the Gunners at Anfield.

That’s all for now. Keep Walking On!

Published with permission from Two Liverpool Fans.

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