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With another World Cup qualifying campaign about to begin, would the Three Lions captain's time be better spent trying to ignite his club's poor start to the season?

POLL

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has been a loyal servant to both teams for years, but with the Three Lions now looking to the next generation and the Reds needing a devoted captain is it time to step down?

Despite Gerrard's leadership qualities, England manager Roy Hodgson will need to look to the future, and is keen to give up-and-coming players a chance to shine.

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Hodgson has recently expressed his desire to include more youngsters in the squad, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryan Bertrand and Jack Butland included in the squad for Friday's game against Moldova.

If Gerrard was to step down from England, would his replacement be able to fill his boots? Who would it be?

And what effect would it have on England and Liverpool if he was to quit? Would it help Liverpool recover from their poor start to the season?

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So, is it time for Gerrard to step down from the national team? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll, leaving a comment below, or getting in touch via Facebook and Twitter.

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