Steven Gerrard Wife Alex Curran: Retired England Captain and Family on Holiday After World Cup 2014 (+Instagram Photos)
Steven Gerrard went on holiday recently with his wife and children.
Check out the photos below.
The England captain had a disappointing World Cup 2014, having led his team to two loses against Italy and Uruguay, and a draw against Costa Rica.
Gerrard played below his normal standards, having scored no goals, provided no assists, and only had a pass completion rate of 84.7%.
In contrast, while playing for Liverpool in the 2013/2014 season, Gerrard scored 13 goals, provided 13 assists, and completed 86% of his passes, according to WhoScored.
Gerrard also recently announced his retirement from international football, and will take up an ambassadorial role with England’s Football Association.
The Liverpool player released a statement about his retirement:
“I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country and it is a sad day for me knowing that I won’t pull on the England shirt again.
“However, I do look forward to continuing my strong relationship with The FA and helping out in any way I can going forward.
“I’d like to firstly thank my family and friends for all their support throughout my England journey.
“I’d also like to thank everyone who has been part of my international career, from the England Managers I’ve played under to the staff at The FA and, of course, all the players I’ve been fortunate to play alongside.
“In particular, the supporters have been amazing, not least in Brazil when they got behind the team despite the disappointing results.
“I’d especially like to thank Roy [Hodgson], firstly for giving me the captaincy permanently when he took the job, making me the proudest man in the country and allowing me to fulfill my childhood dream.
“He has been very understanding over the past few weeks and is a man I will always hold in the highest regard.
“This has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I’ve had to make in my career. I have agonized over this since coming back from Brazil and have spoken to family, friends and people close to me in the game before coming to this point.
“Most importantly, Brendan [Rodgers] has been fantastic and obviously I have to look after my body as much as possible to ensure I can give everything when I take to the field.
“To ensure I can keep playing to a high level and giving everything to Liverpool Football Club I believe this is the right decision, and having Champions League football back at Anfield is another big factor in my decision.”
See an AP article below.
England’s Gerrard Retires From International Play
LONDON (AP) — England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from the national team.
The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years.
Gerrard said Monday he “agonized'” over his future after the World Cup in Brazil, where England went out in the first round.
He tells the Football Association that “this has been a very difficult decision, one of the toughest I’ve had to make in my career.”
Gerrard says his international retirement helps “ensure I can keep playing to a high level and giving everything to Liverpool Football Club.”