Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher tells team-mates to overcome Steven Gerrard injury

19 November 2010 08:00
Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard in Florence 300[LNB]JAMIE CARRAGHER today urged his team-mates to block out the frustration of Steven Gerrard's absence and concentrate on producing a performance to get Liverpool moving forward again.[LNB]The Reds' worst fears were confirmed yesterday after a scan showed Gerrard had suffered a grade two tear of his hamstring, damage that is bad enough to keep him out for up to four weeks.[LNB]Gerrard will miss a crucial run of fixtures including trips to White Hart Lane and St James' Park, plus a home date with Aston Villa, aside from tomorrow's showdown with West Ham.[LNB]Having only recently labelled Gerrard as 'the best we've ever had', Carragher knows exactly what Liverpool be missing while the 30-year-old goes through his rehabilitation.[LNB] However, Carragher - who will take over captaincy duties in Gerrard's absence - is experienced enough to know it doesn't pay to worry about those who can't make a difference.[LNB]That is why he is hoping for a performance which will get everyone talking about Liverpool for the right reasons again and revive memories of the last time their talisman was missing.[LNB]'There is no doubt Steven will be missed whether we win, lose or draw because he is such an important player here,' said Carragher.[LNB]'But it is up to us to perform well and lessen the impact, like when we beat Spurs (2-0) in January without him and Fernando (Torres).

Source: Liverpool_Echo

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