Liverpool fans react to Gerrard's England retirement - 'England's loss is our gain'

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard announce his retirement from playing for England yesterday, which benefits the Anfield side.

Steven Gerrard announced his decision to retire from international football yesterday after a superb career which saw him secure 114 caps.

There have been various criticism levelled towards Gerrard in an England shirt, with some fans suggesting we never got to see the best of him playing for his country but he can hold his head high after a superb career wearing the three lions.

There are some memorable Gerrard performances in an England shirt such as his goal in that famous 5-1 win away in Germany and his efficient performance against the USA in the 2010 World Cup.

Gerrard can’t be blamed for calling it a day at international level because of the way Liverpool’s season is shaping up.

The Reds will be fighting in four competitions next season; the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.

Gerrard is most likely to feature prominently in the first two, making appearances in the domestic cup competitions towards the later rounds. They’ll be challenged more strongly this season due to nearly securing the Premier League title last time round, with Gerrard leading from the front in important games.

At 34-years-old the combination of more games for Liverpool has to be measured against his age and the likeliness that he needs more recovery time in between games for his club.

Add to that the fact that the Premier League still doesn’t have a winter break and it’s arguable to suggest that Liverpool’s skipper could quickly become fatigued next season.

That means in order to prolong his Liverpool career and his importance to his club, he has to take himself out of the equation for international breaks and give himself extra rest wherever he can.

Here’s what Liverpool fans had to say about his decision to retire and how it benefits them next season.

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