Liverpool FC have suffered a major blow with the news that skipper Steven Gerrard will be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The midfielder limped off early in the second half of Saturday's 4-1 win over West Ham and a scan has confirmed the extent of the damage. Boss Brendan Rodgers will have to embark on a crunch run of festive fixtures without his talismanic captain. Gerrard is expected to be sidelined until mid-January – meaning he could miss as many as eight matches.