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Dad: Chelsea's Lampard can play with Gerrard

Frank Lampard Snr has branded as "ridiculous" the debate over whether his son, Chelsea star Frank Jr, and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard can play in the same England team.

Lampard Snr, now working with Watford, told the Daily Mail: "It's ridiculous. Of course I prefer my son but Stevie Gerrard is a great player, too. And how many great players have we got? It is the job of the England manager to fit them both into the side.

"For heaven's sake, it should not be difficult. Liverpool will tell you they've given up asking Gerrard to stop going forward all the time. My Frank has learned how to run the game from midfield but also to time his runs for goal. Tweak the system and get the best out of both of them."

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