Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard has played down fitness concerns going into England's clash with Germany.

Gerrard's participation in the game had been in doubt because of a hip problem, but he has had an injection to help support the ligaments in his hip and tighten them.

"I have (the injections) every couple of years," Gerrard said.

"I think my game returned when I had them two years ago.

"I surprised myself really and my game has been really good so I'm hoping I can get the same game return from this set that I've had."

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