Gerrard considering England retirement after World Cup

England captain Steven Gerrard has admitted he will consider his future in the international set-up after he leads Roy Hodgson’s team to the World Cup in Brazil next summer, ESPN has reported.

Gerrard, who is also the captain of club side Liverpool, won his 108th cap as England lost to Germany at Wembley on Tuesday, equalling the total of World Cup winning skipper Bobby Moore. Former England captain David Beckham holds the record for an outfield player, 115, while Peter Shilton is the most-capped England player of all-time with 125.

Having previously hinted the World Cup would be his last involvement with England, Gerrard insisted he has not yet made a decision as to his future, but conceded it is something that has crossed his mind. “I think the appetite and desire to go on will still be there; of course it will be. I want to play football for as long as I can,” Gerrard told BBC Radio Five Live.

But I think it’s going to be a case of going to Brazil, giving it my best and then, when the tournament’s over, I’ll chat to the right people, and then I’ll make the decision – because I don’t think it’s one you can make overnight,” the 33-year-old added.

Gerrard is one of three centurions currently in the England set-up, along with fellow midfielder Frank Lampard, who has 103 caps, and Lampard’s Chelsea teammate Ashley Cole, on 106.

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