Liverpool star Steven Gerrard insists he's never been fearful of any opposition and won't be scared of leading England against Germany in their friendly tonight.

The last time England faced their bitter rivals was in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa when they were thrashed 4-1, particularly low moment for Gerrard and the rest of the squad.

But the Reds legend insists he's not worried about the same fate happening again and fully believes that England have a big chance of winning, citing his experiences with Liverpool to show that he's able to come up against any opposition.

"I have never gone out on to a pitch scared of anyone," he told the official Liverpool website. "I'll openly admit I've gone out and thought: 'Our backs are against it today' when I've come up against Barcelona in the Champions League.

"But I've never gone in scared. I've always gone in with the idea of it being a great opportunity to be the underdog for a change and that the underdog can come out on top.

"Even though it is a friendly it is a game all the players are desperate to win and bounce back from the Chile performance."

Gerrard holds a Champions League trophy to his name with Liverpool and this season the side have been performing above and beyond expectations to sit in second place in the table.

But it has been very different for Gerrard playig on the international stage as England have struggled to make an impact at tournaments throughout his professional career.

A 2-0 home loss to Chile last week has also dampened the mood of supporters who will be desperate to see a vastly improved performance against the dangerous Germans.