Hodgson will not risk England stars Rooney, Gerrard against Denmark

England coach Roy Hodgson admits he may leave Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard out of his line-up for their Denmark friendly.

England coach Roy Hodgson admits he may leave Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard out of his line-up for their Denmark friendly.

Both players are in the squad for this week's Wembley game.

Hodgson said: “The Denmark game is a game where I have to think very much about what experimentations I need.

“If we take Steven Gerrard as an example, does he need to play against Denmark to prove that he should be in the team against Italy?

“Would I be better off playing somebody else because I know what Steven can do and he has got 108 caps?

“Could Rooney be in the same category? And Joe Hart maybe?”

 
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