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Gerrard ponders retirement after Brazil

ESPN staff
November 20, 2013
Steven Gerrard equalled Bobby Moore's record © Getty Images

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard says he will consider his international future after next summer's World Cup.

The midfielder won his 108th cap on Tuesday night - equalling the total gained by 1966 World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore - as Germany won the friendly at Wembley 1-0.

Gerrard indicated in August that 2014 might be his final year as an international player.

And Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers suggested earlier this month that he expects the 33-year-old to retire from international football after the World Cup finals in Brazil.

Gerrard insists he has not yet made a final decision, but is thinking about his England future.

He told BBC Radio Five Live: "I think the appetite and desire to go on will still be there; of course it will be. I want to play football for as long as I can.

"But I think it's going to be a case of going to Brazil, giving it my best and then, when the tournament's over, I'll chat to the right people, and then I'll make the decision - because I don't think it's one you can make overnight."

Gerrard's 108th cap puts him joint-third with former West Ham captain Moore on England's all-time appearance list, behind only David Beckham [115 caps] and Peter Shilton [125].

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