Gerrard: I won’t quit England scene

Steven
Gerrard aims to continue his England career for the foreseeable future, despite
the team’s unsuccessful World Cup campaign.

The
Liverpool midfielder, who turned 30 in May, pledged to “make amends” for the
listless displays in South Africa.

England
bowed out in the second round after a 4-1 defeat by Germany, which Gerrard
admitted was “such a low.”

He
said: “There is no way I want the disappointment of the Germany game to be my
last.” Gerrard, who captained England at the World Cup after Rio Ferdinand was
ruled out by injury, is one of a cluster of players dubbed the ‘Golden
Generation’ who have failed to live up to their billing at major tournaments
for England.

And
Fabio Capello has admitted he wants to bring in some fresh blood to give the
team “new energy” after securing his own future as team manager.

That
statement raised doubts about the future of several players who will the wrong
side of 30 by the time Euro 2012 comes around, but Gerrard insisted he was
ready to fight for his place.

He
said: “I expect there to be a lot of changes to the squad and it is up to the
manager whether I am selected, but I am going to continue to make myself available
for my country.

“I
am determined to do as much as I can to make amends for what happened in the
World Cup.”

Gerrard’s
Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher, who came out of international retirement
to play in South Africa, has already announced that he will not play for
England again.

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