Reaction: Gerrard calls time on England
Steven Gerrard has retired from international football after making 114 appearances for England over 14 years.
England boss Roy Hodgson must now choose a successor to skipper the Three Lions.
Here is some of the initial reaction to the news:
Good decision by Steven Gerrard, 114 caps great servant for England.- Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) July 21, 2014
Steven Gerrard has retired from international football. He's been a wonderful servant to his country. A great player who always gave all.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 21, 2014
114 - Only Peter Shilton (125) & David Beckham (115) won more England caps than Steven Gerrard (114). Retired. pic.twitter.com/AKc66wohJG- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 21, 2014
Amazing international career, inspirational Captain, an absolute honour to play with someone I looked up to growing up and still do! #SG4— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) July 21, 2014
Stevie Gerrard, fantastic servant for his country. Correct decision made today. Never quite produced at the frequency he did for LFC.- Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) July 21, 2014
Next England captain??? Gerrard has been an incredible player. Surpassing 100caps is some achievement.- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) July 21, 2014
Gerrard a popular, rift-healing #eng captain but he's made the right decision to retire. Looked jaded in Brazil. 34 with CL/PL demands now- Henry Winter (@henrywinter) July 21, 2014
Respect to an amazing footballer even though he's a Red, retiring from international duty Steven Gerrard. #Worldclass- Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) July 21, 2014
Steven Gerrard wearing the No.2 shirt on his England debut against Ukraine back in 2000. pic.twitter.com/yG8n3u2YcE- Squawka Football (@Squawka) July 21, 2014