Robson is confident Gerrard has the ability to lead the team on the biggest stage.
"He definitely does," said Robson. "He's proved that with Liverpool. He's been England captain before.
"For me, I feel that if Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard are at the top of their game then England have got a great chance of doing very well at this World Cup, so hopefully being captain just might inspire Steve to get to his best form."