THIS JUST CAME IN :
LIVERPOOL, England, Feb 5, 2009 (AFP) - Steven Gerrard will miss three weeks of Liverpool’s Premiership title campaign after picking up a hamstring injury in Wednesday’s 1-0 FA Cup defeat by city rivals Everton, his club said Thursday.
“A scan today has confirmed a tear in the hamstring of Steven’s left leg. He will be out of action for about three weeks,” a club spokesman told Liverpoolfc.tv.
The 28-year-old limped off after just 16 minutes of the fourth-round replay at Goodison Park and now looks set to miss the club’s next two league encounters against Portsmouth and Manchester City, as well as England’s friendly against Spain next week.
Gerrard’s absence is a big blow as Liverpool, whose last league title came in 1990, chase reigning champions Manchester United, who lead them by two points with a game in hand. If United retain their title they will join Liverpool on 18 championships.