Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard ‘broken’ after England’s World Cup exit

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he needs time to decide whether he will extend his England career after World Cup exit

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard insists he won’t rush into a decision on his long-term England future.

The 34-year-old captain was at fault for both of Luis Suarez’s goals in Uruguay’s 2-1 victory over England on Thursday night, with Costa Rica’s win against Italy eliminating the Three Lions.

I’m hurting very bad, I’m broken. I need to get away and clear my head

Steven Gerrard

England manager Roy Hodgson wants Gerrard to continue his international career up until Euro 2016, but the Liverpool midfielder plans to clear his head before making a decision.

“I’ve asked the manager for time over the summer to make my decision. I’m hurting very bad, I’m broken. I need to get away and clear my head,” Gerrard said.

Gerrard added that England do have world-class players in their ranks despite crashing out of the tournament after two World Cup group games.

“I’m not sure nasty is the right way but we came across a Uruguay who were cute, clever, disruptive and difficult to beat,” Gerrard added.

“They never gave England the momentum to get forward. We’ve conceded four goals in two games and I think we’ve conceded five shots.

“I think we have got world-class players and I think we’ve got players with world-class potential. But these tournaments only come around every two years. We’ll have to wait and see.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Shanghai Masters 2017: Rampant Roger Federer downs Rafael Nadal for 94th career title
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen reacts to Liverpool’s 7-0 win at Maribor
The Sport Review
Length of Chelsea star Victor Moses’ injury lay-off confirmed – report
The Sport Review
Juan Mata states his prediction for Benfica v Man United