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Gerrard and Johnson sidelined for Liverpool this weekend

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League match at Fulham. Gerrard is still recovering after injuring his groin while playing with England earlier in October and rumours have suggested he will need an operation.

Benitez told Liverpool's official website: "Gerrard still has a problem with his groin so he won't be available this weekend.

"At this moment he's working with the physios. He has to keep working and we'll decide next week how he progresses."

Right-back Johnson will also miss the trip to Craven Cottage as the England international has torn a muscle in his calf and is expected to be out for seven days.

Benitez added: "Johnson has a small tear in his calf, so we will lose him for maybe one week."



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