Time for Gerrard to retire from England duty, says ex-Liverpool man
Stan Collymore believes that Steven Gerrard should consider retiring from international football after the World Cup
Stan Collymore believes that Steven Gerrard should consider retiring from international football after the World Cup.
The 34-year-old England captain had previously said that he would make a decision about his future after this summer’s tournament in Brazil.
But after Thursday’s 2-1 defeat by Uruguay left the Three Lions’ hopes of reaching the last 16 hanging by a thread, Collymore feels that Gerrard needs to weigh up his options ahead of the new Premier League season.
“Steven Gerrard has been a wonderful servant to Liverpool football club and for England,” Collymore told talkSPORT.
“We remember the Germany performance, the 5-1, and he has drove our midfield ever since he came into the side at the 2000 European Championship.
“But, for me now, I think he needs to look at himself and say perhaps he wants to extend his club career and retire from the England national scene.”