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Gerard Houllier believes Steven Gerrard is the perfect candidate to lead England in the absence of the injured Rio Ferdinand.
Liverpool's No.8 will skipper his country in South Africa after Ferdinand suffered knee ligament damage - and former Reds boss Houllier expects him to thrive on the responsibility.
The Frenchman said: "I am pleased for Stevie. It is a good reward to be captain of England. He must be absolutely over the moon.
"He is a winner and he will give an urge to drive them on all the time. He never gives up. He leads by example, giving a lot of mental and physical energy to himself and the team.
"His game should be even better now this summer. He likes responsibility. He likes when people trust him. That is when he can surpass himself and deliver even more."
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