Gerrard injured in Reds win
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of skipper Steven Gerrard after he picked up a thigh injury in his side's friendly win over Roma.Liverpool are sweating over the fitness of skipper Steven Gerrard after he picked up a thigh injury in his side's friendly win over Roma.
Gerrard limped off with a thigh injury six minutes before the interval as Liverpool ended their tour of North America with a 2-1 win over the Italian giants in New Jersey.
Michael Owen's late goal secured the win for The Reds after Djibril Cisse had cancelled out Marco Delvecchio's early opener.
Delvecchio struck the opener for Roma on 21 minutes with a simple finish from close-range.
Cisse levelled matters on the half hour mark with a simple tap-in from six yards for his third goal for the club.
New Liverpool defender Josemi made his debut as a second half substitute and he played as right back.
Liverpool won the game five minutes from time with Dietmar Hamann breaking through the Roma defence before setting up Owen to lash the ball home.
Gerrard took a knock to his thigh and was taken off as a precautionary matter and Reds boss Rafa Benitez is hopeful the injury is not too serious.
"Steven has a little problem but I am hopeful it isn't too serious," said Benitez. "The club doctor will have a look at him when we get back to Liverpool."
Liverpool will be keen to have Gerrard fit as they begin their UEFA Champions League campaign next week against AK Graz and then The Premiership at Tottenham in just ten days.