4: Steven Gerrard | England
Despite the fact that the mainstream media generally recognise Wayne Rooney as the most important player for England, it's Gerrard's experience, passion and ability that ensure he constantly keeps the national side steadily ticking over.
The Liverpool legend has played 105 times for the Three Lions, and is massively influential in their play, even more so now that the likes of Frank Lampard play lesser roles.
Gerrard will be vital for England's hopes should they make it to the World Cup this year and, providing he can play to his full potential, the 33-year-old remains a world-class act.
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