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Liverpool legend Carragher: England retirement right decision from Gerrard

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher says international retirement is the right decision for Steven Gerrard.

The Reds captain announced retirement from England yesterday.

Carragher wrote in the Daily Mail: "Steven has been mulling this over for a while, weighing up what he should do, but the closer it came to revealing his decision, the more difficult he found it.

"When we spoke, my advice to him was that international retirement would benefit him as much mentally as physically. He is in great condition at the minute, so I am not sure the extra games would have been a problem; being England captain, though, comes with huge responsibility and pressure and those demands can be draining.

"Now he will be able to get time to completely switch off and be refreshed for the Champions League games that will be on Liverpool's agenda and recover from the little fitness niggles footballers tend to carry. Liverpool, certainly, will benefit from this decision."

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