The Chelsea skipper retired from international duty on Sunday and his former Blues teammate feels that Liverpool’s Gerrard is not enough of a leader to influence the Three Lions group.
"The English team loses a lot. John is a leader. He is the captain, Steven Gerrard is not,” Desailly told Sport24.
"Gerrard is a soloist, a great player but has no impact off the field. In the life of the group, the leader is John Terry."