Exclusive – Gerrard’s international retirement good for Liverpool but bad news for England, says Eriksson

first_imgSteven Gerrard will be a huge loss for England, according to former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.The Liverpool midfielder has brought down the curtain on his international career after winning 114 caps over a 14-year period.Gerrard’s decision comes on the back of a hugely disappointing World Cup personally and for England, but Eriksson feels he still had plenty to offer his country.“I understand it, but I don’t like it for England,” Erikson, his Three Lions boss from 2001 to 2006, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“It is good for Liverpool but it is not good for England. I hoped he would go on for at least two more years, to the next European Championship.“He has done a lot of good things for England during many, many years now.“England needs him. They have a lot of young players coming on now and they need some older players.“Steven Gerrard is a leader, he is still a fantastic football player, so I feel sorry. I always like to see him playing for his country.”Gerrard retires: Liverpool star’s best moments in an England shirtlast_img read more