By Chris Wright
According to this morning’s Sun , Liverpool are to ask the FA to compensate Steven Gerrard ‘s £120,000-a-week wages until the midfielder recovers from the torn hamstring he suffered whilst playing for England on Wednesday night.
The club has a prior agreement with the England management that their captain would only play for an hour of the friendly defeat to France, but manager Fabio Capello kept him on the pitch for 85 minutes after losing both Gareth Barry and Rio Ferdinand through injury at half-time.
Capello told reporters after the game that he intends to explain his decision to Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson personally:
“Injuries can happen.