Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard could miss the start of next season.

The Sun says the midfielder is in a race against time to be fit for next season and could miss England's crucial two World Cup qualifiers.

The Liverpool captain had a shoulder operation before the end of the last campaign.

But Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson fears his skipper could struggle to make the home game with Moldova on September 6 and the massive clash away to Ukraine four days later.