Steven Gerrard has backed calls for quotas to be intorduced on the number of foreign players in Premier League teams.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and Reading’s Steve Coppell have recently spoken out in favour of Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s plan.
The England midfielder told BBC Radio 5 Live: “Something has to happen.
“I’m all for there being a rule change to make sure we continue to have one of the best national teams.
“If something isn’t done, there will be more and more foreigners and they will take over and that is worrying.
“I think there’s a concern that talent will eventually stop coming through if foreigners do take over our league.
“We are proud to say that we have one of the best leagues in the world but the most important thing is that have one of best national teams as well.”
Blatter wants all European teams to be subject to a quota on foreign players.