England captain Steven Gerrard and his wife Alex have given their only family interview before the World Cup in HELLO! magazine this week.
In adorable exclusive pictures with their daughters Lilly-Ella, 10, Lexie, eight, and Lourdes, three — or the 'three lionesses' as Steven calls them — the Liverpool star spoke of his dreams of heading to the World Cup, home life with his girls and secrets behind how he is going to manage being away from his family while on tour.
"I'm so proud to lead this young team in Brazil," Steven told HELLO! talking before the England versus Peru game last Friday. "It's what dreams are made of. The plan is to come back and make the country proud of the team."
Alex and Steven Gerrard and their three children
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In the exclusive interview, his wife and HELLO! World Cup Columnist Alex Gerrard revealed how her daughters are devoted supporters of their daddy's team.
"All the girls have the England and new Liverpool kits with their names on the back, just like their daddy," said Alex. "They are so cute.
"Steven has taken a picture of them on his phone so he has it with him. Lourdes loves hers so much we can't get it off her, though. She wants to sleep in her England kit and cries if I try to take it off her when I'm dressing her for nursery."
Read the full interview in this week's copy of HELLO!
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But any dreams of having a little boy to follow in Steven's footballing footsteps have been given the red card.
"I know Steven has said before he would like one but the chances of us having one is slim with having three girls," said the mother-of-three. "He laughs and says he can't risk it — it's going to cost him a fortune in weddings if we have another girl!"
Read the full interview in HELLO! magazine out now or download the app to see extra content and images by clicking here.