Liverpool's England captain Steven Gerrard says Roy Hodgson's message is already cutting through.

Gerrard believes Hodgson is already building up a solid understanding with the England squad despite only having been together for the past 10 days.

"Sometimes with managers, it takes time for messages to get across, but I can already see signs that the players are adapting to Roy's style," he said.

"Even yesterday in training, he split the defence and the attack up and he's drilling in his methods and his ideas.

"He gets his message across very clearly. I'm sure the players will take it on very quickly."