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Gerrard pulls out of England Squad

August 11, 2009

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has pulled out of England’s Squad for the Friendly against Holland on Wednesday with a groin injury. The news will come as a concern for Red’s gaffer Rafa Benitez, who will obviously want Gerrard fit for Liverpool’s Premier League opener on Sunday against Tottenham.

The FA stated that they would “err on the side of caution” with their squad, due to the timing of the Friendly which happens just days before the Premier League kicks off. The FA have previously received criticism from Managers for arranging Friendly matches so close to big Premier League games, and it wouldn’t be a surprise should this latest  injury to Gerrard fuel up more discussion on the subject.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2009 1:25 pm

    Its a good idea not to take a chance with a friendly esp. with the league just about to start. Liverpool has to start and they need a fit Gerrard to do so I think.

  2. August 11, 2009 6:03 pm

    definitely, a meaningless friendly.

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