England Captain Steven Gerrard Retires from International Duty

England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has retired from international football with England after representing his country for 14 years. The 34-year-old Gerrard won 114 caps and scored 21 goals during his time with the national team.

Gerrard made his debut in 2000 against Ukraine at Wembley (2-0 win). He conquered the hearts of the England fans and represented the Three Lions at six major tournaments. In all Gerrard played 12 World Cup Finals matches, scoring three goals.

The man himself stated: “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.

“However, I do look forward to continuing my strong relationship with The FA and helping out in any way I can going forward.

“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.”

Gerrard’s retirement means that he will be able to play at a high level for his club, Liverpool, and offer everything he has to the club of his life. Sadly, this means that football fans won’t see him again on the pitch wearing an England shirt.