Former England midfielder Danny Murphy confirmed on Thursday his retirement from football after leaving Blackburn Rovers at the end of last season.

Since leaving Ewood Park the 36-year-old Murphy, who made his name at Liverpool before spells in London with Tottenham and Fulham, has been working as a media pundit.

Murphy, who won nine England caps and made over 600 senior appearances, told talkSPORT radio: “There have been some press reports about whether I’m still playing or available but I decided a little while ago I would retire, I just didn't make it official. So now I’m officially retiring because I’m sick of having conversations about it and almost stringing people along. I decided three or four weeks ago I was done,” he added. — AFP

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