Liverpool face an anxious wait to discover the extent of the injury that ended Steven Gerrard’s participation in the 4-1 demolition of West Ham.

The Reds skipper limped off with a damaged hamstring shortly before the hour mark.

A long lay-off for their influential captain would be a huge blow for Brendan Rodgers’ team after consecutive home wins have got their league campaign back on track following the defeat at Hull.

With Daniel Sturridge already ruled out until the New Year, Rodgers took no chances with Gerrard – bringing him off as soon as the hamstring tightened – with the club awaiting the results of a scan before they know the full extent of the injury.