Steven Gerrard is back at Liverpool. But he’s back home to recuperate from the troublesome hamstring that has disrupted his Major League Soccer season, Los Angeles Galaxy coach Bruce Arena has confirmed.
The former Liverpool skipper will miss Sunday’s match against the Houston Dynamo. And his status for the remainder of the campaign is uncertain, he said.
“Steven had a re-occurrence of his hamstring injury. He’s obviously out for a bit,” Arena told Spectrum SportsNet.
“He could do at home what he could do here as well. It was OK for him to depart for a week or two.”
Gerrard at Anfield
Arena’s remarks came after British newspapers reported the Liverpool legend to have been spotted outside the club’s training ground as Jurgen Klopp’s side prepare to take on Premier League rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Monday.
Arena said the Galaxy will have to “wait and see” when Gerrard, who has scored three goals in 21 appearances this season, will return to the pitch for Los Angeles, who have clinched an MLS Cup playoff berth.
The nagging hamstring injury sidelined the former England captain for much of September.