Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is to undergo shoulder surgery and will miss the last two games of the season. Gerrard will also miss England's two summer friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

Liverpool confirmed: "The captain's injury has progressively worsened in recent weeks and requires an operation to cure it.

"Gerrard will now miss the final two games of 2012-13, but he is expected to be fit for the start of pre-season training this summer."