Gerrard could quit England after World Cup, says Liverpool boss Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard could walk away from the England set-up after the 2014 World Cup, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Gerrard has previously admitted he has thought about departing the international scene and will be 34 by the time the tournament gets underway. He said in August 2013 that he feels there is a chance this will prove to be his final year as part of the England squad and Rodgers added that at Gerrard’s age, there is a strong possibility the World Cup proves to be his last hurrah.

Steven probably looks at it as though this is his last international year and after the World Cup that will be all finished and he will have lots of time to rest then,” Rodgers replied when asked about the toll playing regularly for club and country has taken on the skipper.

If you go to a World Cup in Brazil at 34 you might not have many more championships left in you. Very few players do,” Rodgers added. “It will be Steven’s decision but I’m sure now he’ll want to maximise every cap, every performance and every minute on the pitch he can.

Gerrard currently has 107 England caps to his name, having made his national team bow in a pre-Euro 2000 friendly with Ukraine.

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