Steven Gerrard reveals injury hell

Gerrard reveals injury hell
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Steven Gerrard reveals that his seven-month injury lay-off was the lowest point in his career.

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has revealed that he thought his career in top-flight football was over during his seven-month injury exile.

Gerrard underwent groin surgery for an injury sustained in March, and was then hospitalised again after developing a serious infection.

"When I got the injury, I knew it was going to be a serious one, something I wasn't used to - and I'll admit I was down, as low as I've ever been as a footballer," Gerrard told The Mirror.

"I was fighting to get fit, just to get out on the pitch. I was trying to put my body on the line, but it wasn't the real me and I wasn't the player I want to be.

"It probably wasn't until I got off the crutches that I started being really positive again. I could see I was progressing day by day, and when that happens your positivity creeps back in. Without a doubt, the last six months have been the hardest of my career."

The England international made his first start of the season against Manchester United on Saturday, where he scored his team's only goal in a 1-1 draw.

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