Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is hopeful Steven Gerrard's return from injury will be within the next seven to ten days. The midfielder was instructed by England manager Fabio Capello to report and be assessed by England's own medical team in London.

Gerrard made the trip from Merseyside on Monday and it was later confirmed he was unfit to travel to Berlin for Wednesday's friendly with Germany.

Benitez said in The Times: "We had to do a scan after the Bolton game because Steven said he had some pain in his groin. "It is not a massive problem and we hope he will be ready to return in seven to 10 days."