Dalglish refuses to criticise Pearce over Gerrard injury
Updated Thursday, 1st March 2012
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish refused to criticise England's caretaker manager Stuart Pearce after Steven Gerrard was injured against Holland.
The Reds captain came off in the first half of the 3-2 friendly defeat to the Dutch.
"Until we know exactly what has happened it is difficult for us to presume anything," said Dalglish. "I have fantastic respect for 'Pearcey' - he played for us (under Dalglish at Newcastle)."
He added: "He is a really straight, honest guy so I don't think he would do anything harmful to the football club."
Gerrard had played 120 minutes in the Carling Cup triumph over Cardiff on Sunday and was back at Wembley a little over 72 hours later.
He was named in England's starting line-up but lasted just 32 minutes before coming off complaining of a hamstring problem.
Liverpool have yet to assess the extent of the problem, as the players are not due back at the club's Melwood training ground until Thursday afternoon.
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