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Liverpool boss Benitez happy to see Gerrard take England captaincy

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is delighted Steven Gerrard is set to lead England in next week's friendly against Egypt.

With Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand due to miss the game due to injury, Gerrard is expected to take the England captaincy for the game.

Benitez said: "If he is England captain, it will do his confidence the world of good. It will have a positive effect and bring the best out of his game."

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