Gerrard inspired by Bolt

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Steven Gerrard will take inspiration from the fastest man on the planet when he leads England out against the United States in their World Cup opener on Saturday.

Gerrard and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt - the world-record holder at 100 and 200 metres - have formed something of a mutual admiration society, with Manchester United fan Bolt having requested a signed shirt from the Liverpool captain.

"I'd heard Usain Bolt was a big football fan and it was really flattering that he wanted my shirt," Gerrard was quoted as saying in The Sun. "I'm just disappointed I haven't got his pace. Usain is an athlete I really look up to."

He added: "It's a pity he's a Man United fan though. I was going to ask him to one of our training sessions when he's in England but I might not bother now.

"Seriously, as a sprinter he's the man, isn't he? He's a winner, an inspiration and someone I love watching."

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