Gerrard set to miss England friendly

Updated: 08 February 2011 14:15 IST

Steven Gerrard is likely to miss England's friendly against Denmark on Wednesday after suffering a groin injury in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Gerrard set to miss England friendly

London:

Steven Gerrard is likely to miss England's friendly against Denmark on Wednesday after suffering a groin injury in Liverpool's 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Gerrard will join up with Fabio Capello's squad at their Watford training base ahead of the trip to Copenhagen, but Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish doesn't expect his captain to feature in the match.

"Gerrard has a groin problem. We've spoken to the England team, he's got to go to let them have a look at him but he won't be playing," Dalglish told reporters after Sunday's match.

Gerrard's absence will force England coach Capello to pick a new captain as Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, the regular national team skipper, has already been ruled out with a calf injury suffered in the warm-up for Saturday's match at Wolves.

With Gerrard and Ferdinand out, Capello will likely choose Frank Lampard or Wayne Rooney to lead out the team.

Topics : Football Denmark Chelsea Steven Gerrard Liverpool
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