Gerrard raps Man City chief Vieira: Liverpool kids desperate to play for England

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has rapped Manchester City chief Patrick Vieira for questioning the commitment of England's players.
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has rapped Manchester City chief Patrick Vieira for questioning the commitment of England's players.

Arsenal and France legend Vieira claimed youngsters in our national set-up are not bothered about playing for Roy Hodgson’s senior side any more.

But skipper Gerrard, who returns from a ban to win his 99th cap against Poland tonight, said: “I don’t really care what Patrick Vieira says.

“It surprised me to read that. The impression I get from young players at Liverpool is that they’re desperate to get into this set-up.

“You can see in their faces that, when they’re left out, it has disappointed them. The young players are hungry.”

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