Alex and Steven Gerrard (Futbolita Photo)
Ahead of England's World Cup campaign in Brazil this June, captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would not welcome the "wives and girlfriends" (WAGs) circus to town.
Although manager Roy Hodgson has allowed his players' spouses to join the 23-man squad at their base, the Liverpool star has claimed they are big distractions.
Instead, he prefers his wife of nearly seven years, Alex Curran, 31, and two daughters to stay home in England during the showpiece tournament.
"I thought it was bit of a distraction, so in 2010 when I set off for the World Cup in South Africa I preferred for my family to be away from me and I could focus on trying to get my form right. So I will be doing the same again in Brazil," said Gerrard, 33, in an interview.
His wife Curran (seen below with Gerrard, when he was awarded an honorary fellowship from Liverpool's John Moores university) is a model and fashion columnist. She is a notable part of England's WAG group, also made up of Coleen Rooney and formerlyRead More »from Steven Gerrard doesn't want WAGs distraction at World Cup