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Liverpool boss Dalglish in Gerrard England fear

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has urged England coach Fabio Capello to be “intelligent” when it comes to considering Steven Gerrard for international duty.



The midfielder, who Dalglish described as the club's talisman, made a welcome return to action in Wednesday night's 2-1 Carling Cup victory over Brighton, having been sidelined for more than six months after an operation on a groin problem in March ended his season prematurely.

England have a Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro on October 7, but Dalglish wants Gerrard to get his match sharpness up at a comfortable speed and not for him to be over-worked too early.

“I don't pick England's team. Whatever they have to do, they have to do,” said the Scot when asked whether it would be a risk for Capello to name the midfielder in his squad.

“I just hope they are as intelligent as what we have been. He's on his way back and we're delighted.”

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