Gerrard not quitting England

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he will not be following in the footsteps of teammate Jamie Carragher and quitting international football, despite England’s poor performance at this year’s World Cup.

Carragher quit international football in 2007, but returned to the stage for this summer’s tournament in South Africa. England went out in the second round, losing 4-1 to Germany.

Other big name players to have retired from international football early in recent years include Paul Scholes and Alan Shearer, but Gerrard says he will continue to work hard for his country.

“There is no way I want the disappointment of the Germany game to be my last for England,” said Gerrard.

“It was such a low and I am determined to do as much as I can to make amends for what happened.

“I expect there to be a lot of changes to the squad and it is up to the manager whether I am selected, but I am going to continue to make myself available for my country.”