Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has given manager Kenny Dalglish a massive boost ahead of the FA Cup final with Chelsea after getting his fitness back in crucial time. Steven Gerrard missed the match against West Brom after suffering an injury. Kenny Dalglish said that it was difficult to see Gerrard making it for the FA Cup final. Gerrard has excellent memories of the FA Cup final from the past after helping Liverpool win the 2006 FA Cup final in the most incredible fashion against West Ham United. Gerrard was rested for the match against Fulham on Tuesday night along with star striker Luis Suarez.
However, it is not all good news for manager Kenny Dalglish because midfielder Charlie Adam will miss the match after being ruled out for the rest of the season. Even though the midfielder will not require an operation, he is going to be unavailable for the rest of the season. Liverpool suffered another defeat at home this season at the hands of Fulham. The 1-0 defeat adds more pressure on Kenny Dalglish, who admitted that it was not the best preparation for the FA Cup final. Martin Skrtel scored the own goal early in the match, but Liverpool never really looked like getting back into the match.
“He’s fine, no problem. We said it was just a precaution so he’s back training. He’s been training all week, so there’s no other problems,” Kenny Dalglish said regarding Steven Gerrard. “There is no operation needed but he won’t play this season. And I would think if they had any designs on having him in the Olympics he wouldn’t be fit for that either,” Dalglish said after confirming that Charlie Adam will not require a surgery. Liverpool are struggling in the league this season in the eighth position, which could be the worst since 1954.