Steven Gerard retires from international football

Stephen Gerrad

The 34-year-old midfielder has earned 114 caps since his first appearance for the national team in the year 2000.

England Midfielder and Liverpool FC’s captain, Steven Gerrard, announced his retirement from international duties on Monday.

The skipper said he has enjoyed every moment shared in the English team.

“I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t pull on the England shirt again,” he told the English Football Association website.

“This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I’ve had to make in my career. I have agonised over this since coming back from Brazil and have spoken to family, friends and people close to me in the game before coming to this point.

“To ensure I can keep playing to a high level and giving everything to Liverpool Football Club I believe this is the right decision, and having Champions League football back at Anfield is another big factor in my decision.”

The 34-year-old midfielder has earned 114 caps since his first appearance for the national team in the year 2000.

Steven Gerrard featured in three FIFA World Cup finals.


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