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Gerrard undergoes operation

April 9, 2011

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has undergone surgery on the groin injury that has curtailed his season.

Steven Gerrard
GettyImagesSteven Gerrard: Missed the end of Liverpool's season through injury

It was confirmed on Friday that the midfielder would not play again this term after suffering a setback in his recovery from the problem that has kept him out since early March, and tests revealed that the 30-year-old required an operation.

The procedure has been declared a success and Liverpool expect their talismanic leader to be available for pre-season training.

A statement on the Liverpool website read: "Liverpool FC today [Saturday] confirmed that Steven Gerrard has undergone successful surgery on his groin.

"The decision was taken after consultation with leading specialists. The player will now begin a rehabilitation programme and is expected to return for pre-season training.''