Kewell has surgery
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell has had surgery on his groin.Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell has had surgery on his groin.
The Australian star went off after just 20 minutes of The Reds' UEFA Champions League final win over Milan last week.
Kewell is now hoping that his injuries are behind him after he went under the knife.
"Hopefully with the operation completed I can put all this injury business behind me," said Kewell.
"Wednesday night in Turkey was the highlight of my career and also the worst nightmare of my career, it's all mixed in two inside my head.
"Rafael Benitez showed a lot of faith in me by picking me from the start because he had other options. It was great for me until the injury.
"I stretched for a ball and my groin snapped. I couldn't do anything about it.
"Now it's not going to be a great summer with all the rehabilitation but it's been like that for the last six months.
"But if you'd said to me six months ago that I was going to pull my groin in the European Cup final and I would end up with a winners medal I'd have taken that.
"Maybe it's one of the worst things to have happened to me but it's still been the perfect end to the season."