Steven Gerrard Injury: Updates on Liverpool Star's Hip, Likely Return Date

Ben BlackmoreFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2013

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool thanks the support after  the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St James' Park on October 19, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Updates From Thursday, Nov. 21:

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers gave a positive verdict on Steven Gerrard's condition ahead of the Merseyside derby.

Gerrard needed a pain killing injection to get through England's game with Germany, but Rodgers did not seem concerned at Thursday's press conference, per the team's official site.

It's very simple; he's a brilliant professional. He is someone that manages his body really well - he knows he's got a superb medical team here to support that.

The training methodology helps him because he's working in different spaces and different exercises on a daily basis. That takes away a lot of impact and physicality.

He just manages himself really well. He knows his body. Over the last 18 months, you only need to look at his record since we came in - it has been very good.