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Steven Gerrard a doubt for England clashes

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England captain Steven Gerrard is a doubt for the Three Lions' upcoming friendlies against Chile and old-foe Germany after the Liverpool midfielder picked up a knock in Saturday's thrashing of Fulham at Anfield. 

According to The Sun, his club-playing partner Daniel Sturridge also picked up an injury as both players were substituted by manager Brendan Rodgers at the weekend. 

Gerrard, 33, is reported to be suffering from a hip problem while frontman Sturridge, who has already scored eight league goals for the Kop this season, is suffering with a foot injury. 

Rodgers said: "Steven was a wee bit stiff around his hip so he needs to be assessed. They're going to need to look at Daniel, too.

"He has some soreness and actually hurt his foot against Fulham. 

"I just have to see how he is with the medical guys."

Chile visit the new Wembley for the first time this coming Friday, before international powerhouse Germany come to the capital four days later. 

And to add to Roy Hodgson's problems, Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is also struggling for fitness ahead of the last internationals of 2013. 

The former West Ham and Spurs player has an issue with his achilles, and played through the pain to help his side earn victory over league-leaders Arsenal at Old Trafford yesterday. 

Carrick, 32, said: "I've had this injury for a few weeks now. I was a bit patched up to play today.

"I got through it, but it doesn't look good."

It's understood that Hodgson will give them time to recover, but hopes they'll be available for the Germany game as he seeks to discover a winning formula against the type of opponent who will provide England with their sternest tests at next year's World Cup. 

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