Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has said that captain Steven Gerrard might delay the international retirement in order to reach 100 caps for England. The influential midfielder is currently on 90 caps for England, but was recently disappointed by the caretaker manager Stuart Pearce, who overlooked Steven Gerrard for the England captaincy post. It was eventually handed to Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker, which seems to have upset Gerrard a lot. However, the Liverpool captain is set to soldier on in a bid to reach 100 caps for England according to manager Kenny Dalglish.

Gerrard recently revealed that he is currently contemplating retirement from the international scene after the Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine in the summer. Gerrard has had a stellar career with England, but has not been yet to lift any major trophy. Former England manager Fabio Capello saw Steven Gerrard as the ideal candidate to replace John Terry when the initial scandal involving Terry and Wayne Bridge broke out. Scott Parker has only 11 caps for England, which seems to have hurt Gerrard, as he had not been considered for the England captaincy despite this superior experience. Kenny Dalglish made 102 caps for Scotland before retiring.

“I don’t know what Steven is thinking. I’ve not had a conversation with Steven on anything as deep as that. He obviously must enjoy representing his country if he’s done it 90 times. To get 100 caps for your country is a proud achievement. To represent the football club you have supported all your life is an equally proud achievement as well,” said Kenny Dalglish. Steven Gerrard has been blighted by a number of injury problems in recent seasons. The Liverpool captain expects these to improve once he has retired from international duty, which could well be in the summer.