Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has shrugged off taunts from Montenegro coach Branko Brnovic.

Brnovic, whose team are two points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group H, accused England of being "scared", reckons they are moaning about the pitch and play long-ball football.

But Gerrard said: "They seem to be more interested in doing all the talking. But talking doesn't win you football matches. I'm not really too interested in what they've got to say.

"With regards to his comments, it just shows we've got them exactly where we want them. I'm more interested in how the lads play when the first whistle goes.

"Going back to whether we play long balls, it's important to have a good mix, to play a certain way but also have a Plan B where you can go more direct."