Steven Gerrard pleased to be back for England v Denmark

Monday 03 Mar 2014
Steven Gerrard celebrates his goal against Poland in October

Steven Gerrard was pleased to be back with the England squad as they began preparations for their first game of an important year.

The Three Lions' last get-together was in November, when two games against Chile and Germany both ended in defeat.

On Wednesday Roy Hodgson's men take on Denmark in their next warm-up game on the Road to Brazil this summer and The Three Lions skipper is looking forward to a return to Wembley Stadium.

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"It’s been too long since we’ve played at Wembley," Gerrard says in the official England v Denmark matchday programme.

"It’s good to get back with each other and play together again and hopefully get a positive result to get the fans happy.

"Because we are on the back of two defeats it’s important we try and get back to winning ways.

"I’m sure the manager is going to use this game to still experiment, but he will also want to get the team into a good frame of mind going into the tournament. 

"What is important is that we start trying to hit top form because before we know it the tournament is going to be here."

Gerrard gets back to national duty following a string a great results at club level. Liverpool are unbeaten in the Premier League in 2014 and sit second in the table.

And on Wednesday night he may well go face to face with his Reds team-mate Daniel Agger, who could line up as Denmark's skipper.

Gerrard was full of praise for the 29-year-old Danish defender but says he's in for a difficult night under the Wembley Arch.

Steven Gerrard trains ahead of the Poland game at Wembley

Steven Gerrard in training for England

"He has many, many qualities. He’s a good leader and is very consistent in the way that he plays," said Gerrard.

"He does the right things on the training ground and that usually comes out in his performances on the pitch. He’s a very strong defender and is also very calm and composed with a nice touch.

"I rate him very highly, but what I will say is that he’s in for a big test in [Wednesday's] game as we have some fantastic talents up top.

"So it will be interesting to see how that battle turns out."

Tickets for England v Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday are still available and you can buy online here

By Jamie Bradbury FA Editor