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Steven Gerrard will retire from England duty following this summer's World Cup, according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
Gerrard, the current Three Lions captain, has 107 caps for his country and will be 34 by the end of next summer's tournament in Brazil.
And Rodgers believes his club skipper will call it a day at international in order to extend his career at Anfield—a move previously made by the likes of Alan Shearer and Ryan Giggs.
As quoted by the Daily Mail, Rodgers said:
I think it’s something he will assess and look at.
If you go to a World Cup in Brazil at 34 years of age you might not have many more championships left in you. Very few players do. I can think of [Inter Milan and Argentina's Javier] Zanetti and [AC Milan and Italy's Paolo] Maldini who have played on late but it’s rare.
It will be Steven’s decision. But I’m sure in these years now he’ll want to maximise every cap, every performance and every minute on the pitch he can, and that’s what he’s trying to do.
But, for Steven, he probably looks at it as though this is his last international year and after the World Cup that will be all finished and he will have time to rest.
Gerrard has yet to make any public comments about his international plans.