Steven Gerrard admits he'll sit down with Brendan Rodgers and Roy Hodgson after the World Cup to discuss his international future.

The inspirational Liverpool midfielder will skipper the Three Lions at this summer's tournament in Brazil – his third finals with his country.

Afterwards, Gerrard will decide on the next chapter of his international career....

"As soon as the World Cup is over I'll sit down with the manager at the right time and I'll make the decision.

"I'll be chatting to Brendan Rodgers, Roy Hodgson and a few important people around me whose opinion I respect, players I've played with. I'll chat to them all and make the right decision at the right time. It will be very close after the World Cup I'll make that decision.

"It does depend on how the World Cup goes, how I perform, how the team performs. Am I still going to be wanted after the World Cup? These are all the questions we'll have to sit down and answer. I won't stay around if I'm not wanted. I hope I perform to the level where I am wanted and I've got that difficult decision to make."

The Kop No.8 is just six caps short of David Beckham's England outfield record of 115, which he will equal if he features in all of the pre-tournament friendly games and World Cup group matches.

Gerrard admits it would be a proud achievement should he do it.

He added: "To get close to David Beckham, to match him, or to go ahead of him would be an unbelievable achievement.

"He's a hero of mine, I was lucky enough to play with him. He's a top role model and a top player as well.

"I am in a good frame of mind. I am excited and I can't wait to get started at the World Cup."