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Gerrard: England career isn't over

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Gerrard eyes Brazil 2014. (©GettyImages)
Gerrard eyes Brazil 2014. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is confident he will still be good enough to play for England in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil in two years time.

The 32-year-old midfielder was the standout performer in Roy Hodgson's Three Lions side this summer, and was earlier named in UEFA's 23-man team of the tournament for Euro 2012.

After producing arguably his most impressive tournament displays in Poland and Ukraine, Gerrard believes he will still be in contention for a place in the national side when the next major finals comes round, and is hopeful he will be considered by the current England boss.

"Since Roy has come in he's made it very clear he wants me around and wants me to be a help to the young players - and that my ability can still help the team," the Reds skipper told Sky Sports. "But I will speak to the manager in more detail and will find out what he wants my role to be.

"I'm sure he understands that with my age and my body, I need to be managed properly to have a big impact on this team and also Liverpool.

"The easy decision for me would be to walk away from all of this and say I want to prolong my Liverpool career. But the experiences I've had with this team over the last four games have been fantastic.

"I have enjoyed every minute of this tournament, except going out to Italy. And I still feel I'm good enough to have an impact at this level."

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