England captain to face operation on shoulder injury
England captain Steven Gerrard is set to undergo surgery on a troublesome shoulder injury this summer.
The Liverpool star has been playing through the pain barrier in recent weeks and has featured in every minute of his club's Premier League games this season.
But Reds first-team coach Mike Marsh revealed that the 32-year-old will have to face an operation in order to fix the problem, which is likely to be this summer.
Marsh told Liverpoolfc.com: "It's looking more and more likely that he might require surgery.
"He has been playing with a shoulder injury for quite a while now. We'll try to find the right time for him to get it fixed properly.
"It's not ideal timing, it's going to take quite a while for him to heal.
"If it needs repairing, it needs repairing and when he's back fit, he's back fit. There's not much we can do about it."