Liverpool have agreed to let captain Steven Gerrard take a course of pain-killing injections as be bids to be fit for England's friendly with Germany next week, according to The Mirror.

Gerrard has been nursing a persistent hip injury that flared up during Liverpool's 4-0 win over Fulham last weekend, but is still desperate to lead the Three Lions out at Wembley on Tuesday night.

England boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that Gerrard had an injection yesterday to ease the pain in his hip, with the aim of facing Germany after definitely being ruled out of Friday's clash with Chile as the Three Lions build towards next summer's South American showpiece.

Hodgson said: "Steven's had an injection, so we hope he's okay to play against Germany."

Liverpool's midfield talisman has been ever-present in the Premier League so far this season, helping the Reds enjoy a fine start to the campaign which sees them sitting second in the Premier League.

The 33-year-old was restricted to training in the gym yesterday following the inflammatory injections, alongside Spurs full-back Kyle Walker and club colleague Daniel Sturridge. 

Reds fans have reason to watch England's latest internationals with cause for concern, as strike star Sturridge also nurses a bruised bone in his foot.

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