Liverpool fullback Johnson: England captaincy has inspired Gerrard

Liverpool fullback Glen Johnson has no doubt the England captaincy has seen Steven Gerrard's game step up a gear.

Gerrard is winning great praise for his performance as Three Lions skipper.

"Steven has been a fantastic player for many, many years," said Johnson. "But with the armband I think he feels he needs to step up just that tiny bit more, and I think he's done it more than anyone so far."

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