Steven Gerrard insists there has been no problem with club boss Rafa Benitez over his decision to play through the pain barrier for England.

The Liverpool skipper is hampered by the broken toe injury he picked up last month and he has been rested for his club's last three games.

Benitez had expressed his reservations over Gerrard playing for England as he looks for his midfield dynamo to regain full fitness.

The 27-year-old admitted he is in a little discomfort with the injury and he revealed he has been keeping Benitez updated with his fitness.

"I've had a few aches and pains, I had a fracture about three weeks ago and was told by the medical staff at England and Liverpool that I will get the odd ache and pain," Gerrard told the club's official website.

"I've been in contact with Rafa all week. He's been telling me to be careful but he also understands how desperate I am to play in these games. He's been really good with me."