Date: 31st July 2011 at 11:00pm
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Steven Gerrard has suffered another injury set back and will miss the start of the season. A statement on Liverpoolfc.tv said: Steven Gerrard today (Saturday) began a course of antibiotic treatment for an infection related to an ongoing groin problem.

He is expected to remain in hospital for several days while the precautionary procedure is completed.

The player will then return to Melwood to continue his rehabilitation programme and is expected to be available for selection in September.

We wish Stevie all the best and hopefully he will recover soon enough to be part of the team again and lead us to glory.

Looking at this current situation, it now makes sense why Liverpool went out to buy central midfielders Henderson and Adam this summer. Many fans have been saying that we have too many central midfielders now but judging from the injury problems Gerrard has now, it is unlikely that Gerrard may be fit enough to play a full season for us and thus the need to bring in quality back up for him.

Looking at Meireles and Aquilani (if he stays), they are also two talented central midfielders and both are also injury prone. Can you imagine if we did not sign Henderson and Adam this summer and Gerrard, Meireles and Aquilani were all injured at the same time, we would be very thin in central midfield.

Hopefully this latest setback for Gerrard is not too serious and he will be fit again very soon.