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Former Liverpool and England star Stewart Downing confirms he’ll ‘in all probability retire’ after leaving Blackburn


Stewart Downing has advised talkSPORT he’s prone to retire from soccer.

The previous Liverpool and England midfielder has made 725 membership appearances throughout a 20-year profession, which incorporates spells with West Ham, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Aston Villa and most not too long ago Blackburn.

Downing has enjoyed a long and successful career, which started in 2001

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Downing has loved an extended and profitable profession, which began in 2001

Downing appeared for England at the 2006 World Cup

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Downing appeared for England on the 2006 World Cup

And the 36-year-old has admitted he’ll ‘in all probability’ dangle up his boots when his Rovers deal expires subsequent month.

Downing, who received 35 caps for England, advised Tuesday’s talkSPORT Breakfast: “The chances are I’ll in all probability retire.

“My contract has ended at Blackburn. I had an excellent few years there, I wasn’t concerned as a lot final season.

“I re-signed in November, so I used to be getting on top of things and by the point I did, the season had petered out.

“After final season as a result of I wasn’t concerned within the first three or 4 months, I attempted to get my head round if this might be it.

“However I went again to Blackburn for one more six or seven months after which I believed, ‘I really feel good, I really feel match’.

Downing found his first-team opportunities limited at Blackburn in the 2020/21 campaign

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Downing discovered his first-team alternatives restricted at Blackburn within the 2020/21 marketing campaign

“There comes a time when it’s important to decide. You’ve acquired to get enjoyment from soccer and if you happen to’re not enjoying, that’s an enormous factor for me.

“I wasn’t concerned as a lot as I might have preferred final season.

“If that’s the way in which it’s going to be going ahead, I’ll have a look at one thing new and name it a day as a result of it’s about enjoying and being concerned on the Saturday after coaching all week.

“I used to be disillusioned once I didn’t play final season, which is life, you get on with it. I’ve acquired a choice to make within the subsequent couple of weeks, however I’ll in all probability retire.”





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