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Steven Gerrard has spoken of his pride as he prepares to lead England for his 100th cap in Sweden on Wednesday night.
The inspirational Kop skipper will become only the sixth player to notch up a century of appearances with the Three Lions and he admits it’s a massive honour.
“Reaching 100 caps is something I never thought I’d achieve,” said Gerrard.
“Growing up, getting turned down at the national school at 14 and not getting picked for England for the U-15s, there have been times when I never thought I’d even get one cap.
“To be here on the eve of 100 is an unbelievable achievement for myself and my family.
“It’s difficult to put into words, because when I speak about it the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It’s unbelievable.
“Some of the players I’ve played with have not got to that milestone. There’s been great players before me and ones I’ve played with who haven’t done it. It’s a very flattering achievement.”
Despite reaching the milestone, a brutally honest Gerra
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England captain Steven Gerrard will win his 100th cap on Wednesday after a scan confirmed he suffered no knee ligament damage during Liverpool's Premier League draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
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Steven Gerrard has been cleared to travel with the England squad to Sweden having undergone a precautionary scan on his knee on Monday afternoon.
The skipper reported to the England team hotel following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday, and having received positive news is set to win his 100th cap against Sweden on Wednesday evening in Stockholm.
Brendan Rodgers is hopeful Steven Gerrard ‘will be alright’ despite a medial ligament problem sustained in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
The skipper went to ground midway through the second half but continued until the end — and his fitness will now be assessed ahead of a potential 100th England cap against Sweden on Wednesday.
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Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Steven Gerrard has qualities that set him apart from other English players.
The pair will shake hands ahead of Gerrard’s 100th England cap in Stockholm’s Rasunda Stadium on Wednesday night.
And Ibrahimovic admits he is full of respect for his fellow international skipper.
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