Gerrard should not retire from England duty, say Goal.com readers

Just over half of Goal.com readers believe Steven Gerrard should not retire from England duty in order to prolong his Liverpool career.

Gerrard has seen his club side make their worst Premier League start in decades and several young players be introduced to the Three Lions squad under Roy Hodgson.

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The 32-year-old revived his international midfield partnership with Frank Lampard in Friday's win over Moldova, but, with the Chelsea man turning 35 this season, that is certainly not a long-term solution on the international stage.

The likes of Jack Rodwell, Jack Wilshere and Tom Cleverley are waiting in the wings should Gerrard step down from England duty, but 51.68% of readers believe the skipper still has what it takes to shine on the highest level.

That response is far from unanimous, however, with 48.32% thinking that Gerrard can no longer continue to perform for both club and country.

Plenty of readers also commented on the matter, with many different views expressed.

Urv Marxist said: "He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool."

Scott argues: "There is no way he should quit. No one capable of taking his place yet and was England's best player at the Euros!"

And, Jonny adds: "Gerrard is finally playing better for England than for Liverpool!! (probably because they have more chance of success) He should be dropped to the bench for LFC to prolong his England career!!"

Gerrard is finally playing better for England than for Liverpool!! (probably because they have more chance of success) He should be dropped to the bench for LFC to prolong his England career!!

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA)

He hasn't been playing well since the beginning of the season. His age is affecting his skills. May be should retire from England and play fewer times for Liverpool. (YNWA
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