Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits he could've retired from international football after last year's Euros.

Gerrard, along with Chelsea pair Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard, were excellent in England's victory over Brazil.

He said: "I'm not sure whether you will see a group of players together like this again. We are all good players and all had fantastic careers at our clubs.

"Speaking for myself and I'm sure the others will agree, the reason we stayed after the last tournament is because we have belief in each other and we want to walk away from our England careers with our heads held high and, ­hopefully, get past this quarter-final stage that has haunted us in previous tournaments."