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Liverpool's England ace Gerrard could play on past 2014 - Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson believes Steven Gerrard can continue at international level past the 2014 World Cup.

The Liverpool and Three Lions skipper is unsure whether he play on after next summer's finals in Brazil but Hodgson suggests a decision is unlikely to be made until much closer to the time.

"It is easy for players to talk about retiring in a year's time," Hodgson said.

"I have fallen into that trap myself on several occasions. When the time rolls around you realise you don't actually want it.

"Let's wait and see with Steven. I know he gives these interviews and people write these things but I just bat them off.

"The most important thing is for England to be at the World Cup. Then I am rather hoping Gerrard, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard will still be available.

"If afterwards, for some reason, they aren't, we will re-assess."

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