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Capello: Why Lampard and Gerrard couldn't play together

Former England coach Fabio Capello has spoken of the difficulties getting Chelsea hero Frank Lampard and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard to play together.

Capello believes that positioning and a lack of credible alternatives were contributing factors.

When asked why England could not find a good fit for Lampard and Gerrard in the side, Capello told the Guardian: "Because they played in the same place.

"Why not remove one, then? Because the other players aren't better!"

Capello also dismissed the notion that he played the former Liverpool captain on the left, stating: "No, only when defending. When we had the ball Gerrard was free."

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