Hull City v Liverpool

Groin injury sidelines Liverpool captain Gerrard

April 24, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been ruled out of Saturday's trip to Hull City with a groin injury.

Rafael Benitez, Steven Gerrard
GettyImages / RyanPierseGerrard recovered from his groin injury

The skipper has yet to recover from an adductor injury sustained against Chelsea on April 8 - though he is expected back for next weekend's home game with Newcastle.

Rafa Benitez told Liverpoolfc.tv: "He is not fit and won't be available. I think he will be available next week because he's improving, but this game is too soon.

"The rest of the team is available - we have a full squad."

A win for Liverpool would see them draw level with league leaders Manchester United, who host Tottenham Hotspur at tea-time; but the Reds have won only two of their six league games without their skipper, who has missed the last few games, including the incredible 4-4 draw with Arsenal.