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Shilton says Liverpool ace Gerrard should keep England captaincy

England legend Peter Shilton says Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard should remain Three Lions captain.

Shilton, England's record cap holder with 125 appearances for his country, believes the Anfield talisman should get the job on a full-time basis.

He told talkSPORT: "I don't think it would be a bad move. I've been impressed with Steven in the recent matches. He speaks well, he's calm, he's got a bit of authority.

"He seems to be responding to it so it's hard to look and think 'who else would do a better job'?

"I've always been a fan of John Terry. He's a natural leader but you can lead in different ways. The great Bobby Moore, my first England captain, he wasn't a shouter who charged around the place. He led a bit like Steven Gerrard, nice and calm and collected.

"Obviously Steven's got a long way to go to emulate Bobby, but I wouldn't say it would be a bad choice." Malaga plan a double raid on Liverpool in January.

The Spanish Liga outfit are chasing Reds midfielder Lucas Leiva and AS says they're also keen on teammate Ryan Babel.

Malaga, now under the control of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani, have the spending power to tempt Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson into selling both players in January.

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