19 Nov 2010

Gerrard out of action for a month

1:02 pm on 19 November 2010

The Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be out of football for up to four weeks with a hamstring injury sustained in England's 2-1 friendly defeat to France.

Reds officials were furious Gerrard - who went off at Wembley on Thursday after lunging for an 84th minute tackle - was still on the field at the time of his injury.

Liverpool insisted they had an agreement with England manager Fabio Capello that Gerrard would only play for an hour at most against France.