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Gerrard to have knee scan

Salisbury Journal: Steven Gerrard was injured in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea Steven Gerrard was injured in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Chelsea

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will undergo a precautionary scan on a knee injury on Monday afternoon, the Football Association have confirmed.

Gerrard suffered the injury during Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but is still expected to travel with the England squad for their friendly against Sweden on Wednesday night.

If Gerrard plays in Stockholm he will win his 100th cap, becoming the sixth player to reach the landmark after Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton, David Beckham, Bobby Charlton and Billy Wright.

Leon Osman is set to win his first England cap in Stockholm and the Everton midfielder believes Gerrard thoroughly deserves to join the exclusive 100 club.

The 31-year-old said: "It is fantastic to get to 100 caps. There is only a select band that has managed to do it and Steven deserves to be in that crew.

"He is a fantastic player and a leader of men. We first played against each other on Merseyside when we were 12 or 13. To see him now get to his 100th cap is fantastic but not surprising."

Until they met up for England training in Manchester, Osman's assessment of Gerrard's qualities has come exclusively from being on the opposing team.

Daniel Sturridge has benefited from being in the same camps as Gerrard and has profited personally from his vast experience.

"Steven has been fantastic with me when he has been involved in the squads," said the Chelsea forward.

"If you ask any midfielder he has played against, they will say he is a great player. Some of the best players who have ever been have said it. Hopefully he will be running out on the field and picking up his 100th on Wednesday."

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