England were eliminated from the tournament on Sunday night after they went down 4-2 on penalties to Cesare Prandelli’s side after 120 minutes of tense action failed to yield a goal.
Nonetheless, Gerrard successfully took England’s first spot-kick in Kiev and is considered by many to have been the Three Lions’ star man during their four matches in Poland and Ukraine.
Gerrard said: “I’ve loved it (being captain). I’ve loved the responsibility and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve tried my best and gave everything I’ve got – I gave it my best shot.
“I’ve had a brief chat with the manager. I am available as long as I’m wanted at this level. The manager has told me he wants me to continue and carry on – and I’m there and available.”
Gerrard was instrumental in helping England finish top of Group D ahead of France, Ukraine and Sweden, setting up three goals for his teammates.
Asked how he felt he’d performed in the tournament, Gerrard replied:”I think performance wise I am reasonably satisfied with the level I have played at but it still doesn’t cover over the hurt and pain that I’m feeling and have done at previous tournaments.