Former England and Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock to retire from football, as he confirmed on Twitter.
The Burton Albion left-back, who is currently on loan at Sky Bet League One side Bradford, made two appearances for the Three Lions and was a member of the 2010 World Cup squad.
Warnock came through the youth ranks at Anfield and went on to play 40 Premier League games for Liverpool, winning the UEFA Super Cup in 2005, a great achievement which he’ll look back on.
The 36-year-old has a great pedigree in the game having represented Blackburn, Coventry, Aston Villa, Bolton, Leeds, Derby and Wigan in a professional career that has lasted 16 years.
Warnock posted this message on his Twitter account:
@LFC @England @officialbantams @Coventry_City @Rovers @AVFCOfficial @OfficialBWFC @LUFC @dcfcofficial @LaticsOfficial @burtonalbionfc Thanks for the memories. I will continue to give my all for Bradford till the end of the season. 👋🏻 pic.twitter.com/lNaMS6GKVn
— Stephen Warnock3 (@StephenWarnock3) April 13, 2018
He is very proud of his achievements as he said: “I’m lucky to have represented and captained some of the biggest clubs in England and this I am very proud of. Thank you to all the fans of the clubs I represented.”
But he has hinted at a return to the game, maybe a coaching role as he stated: “I still feel I have a lot to offer the game and give back so I’m excited for what lies ahead.”