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Time To Call It Quits?

Time To Call It Quits?

I think it is safe to say that both Liverpool and Steven Gerrard benefited from a lack of European football this season.

Failure to compete in Europe allowed them to focus on the league, perhaps they will be stronger for going so close this season but I cannot help but feel Liverpool's best chance of winning the premier league has passed them by, but that is besides the point...

What the point is here is that England 'should' well benefit too?

Obviously from all the Liverpool players, and they dominate the squad, being involved but most notable from a seemingly rejuvenated Gerrard who has thrived in a deeper midfield role for his club this season.

At the back end of qualification this was seen with England too but will this summer prove to be his last?

If we could see him performing for England a couple of times a month, every other month or so, like he has for Liverpool then I would actually be happy for him to carry on at international level.

Thing is with champions league football added to his schedule next season perhaps international football as well will be a bridge too far...

Many other areas of our side are seeing younger players come through to replace the 'old guard' and although Gerrard has had an 'up and down' England career at times I do not think that we have found the player to replace him yet.

Some, not even on the international scene yet (or at U21 level either) such as Dele Alli at MK Dons and Diego Poyet at Charlton, look the business but they are a year or so - at least, I would think - away from full international so Gerrard still has a part to play perhaps?

Brendan Rodgers has told sky sports that he knows Gerrard will need to 'assess things after Brazil' but the implication is that if Gerrard asks his advice on what to do with next he would advice retiring from international football.

Maybe Gerrard will, maybe he will not.

I thought that Gerrard would, but with a new lease of life 'if' this can be sustainable on so many fronts next season maybe, just maybe, Gerrard will have a year or so to go and then call it quits after Euro 2016...

Thoughts?

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Writer:Rug
Date:Saturday May 17 2014
Time: 2:00PM

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