LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) -- Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be sidelined for up to a month after surgery on his groin, the Premier League club said on Friday.

"Steven Gerrard has undergone successful surgery on his groin and will be out for up to four weeks. The decision was made following consultation with a specialist," Liverpool said on their website (

Gerrard suffered the injury in the 1-0 win at Chelsea in early February.

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