Rafa upbeat for Gerrard recovery

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Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is hopeful Steven Gerrard will be out for no more than a week after the Reds captain picked up a thigh strain.

The England midfielder suffered the injury during Tuesday night´s 4-1 victory over Norwegian side Valerenga and could now miss next Wednesday´s Champions League qualifier against Standard Liege.

"It is a thigh strain. We need to wait but it could be one week," Benitez told

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