Gerrard is back at the club's Melwood training camp receiving treatment on a groin injury as boss Rafael Benitez's prepares his squad for Tuesday's away friendly with Hertha Berlin.

On Gerrard's fitness, Benitez made it clear immediately that the player's absence is only short-term.

Benitez said: "Steven's groin problem is not serious but he cannot train and he wouldn't be available for the game in Berlin, so we decided to send him back to Melwood.

"He should be okay in about a week. It's not serious but there's no sense to keep him with us while he is unable to train or play."