Hodgson counting on Liverpool's Gerrard beyond World Cup

England coach Roy Hodgson wants to skipper Steven Gerrard to continue playing beyond next year's World Cup.

England coach Roy Hodgson wants to skipper Steven Gerrard to continue playing beyond next year's World Cup.

Though Liverpool midfielder Gerrard will be 34 at the next World Cup and appears to be hinting at international retirement afterwards, Hodgson will have a go at changing his mind if he thinks he can contribute something beyond Brazil.

"As a coach I will always be trying to keep what I think are the best players," Hodgson said.

 
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