Steven Gerrard, the man that has never joined another club other than Liverpool is now deciding on whether or not he should continue playing with the Premier League club when his current contract reaches its end.
The coach of Liverpool has already revealed that Gerrard has been offered a contract extension and now all that is left is for the experienced English midfielder to make a decision.
Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers said: “Everyone knows his history at this club. What a player he has been, and still is. I see his talent every day and just need to manage that and think how it can be most effective. I love working with Steven Gerrard. He is arguably the best player in the history of the Premier League I’ve enjoyed every single minute. I hope that continues I need to focus that talent and utilize it in the games that he plays. He is a world-class talent’’
Steven Gerrard has not been making impressive performances for Liverpool in this season and fans are starting to question as if it would be the correct decision for the club and the team to further extend the contract of Gerrard for another season.
The 34 year old midfielder made his debut for Liverpool back in November 29 of 1998 when Liverpool faced off with Blackburn Rovers and from there on out he has went through a career where he has managed to lift a number of titles including the Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup just to name a few of them.
The Premier League title is a piece of silverware that Steven Gerrard has always managed to lift with Liverpool and the club came close on securing it in the previous season but fell short by 2 points and in the current season it’s close to impossible for Liverpool to secure it as Chelsea, Southampton and Manchester City are the clubs at the top of the English League and have a huge numerical advantage over Liverpool which started the season on a rocky road.
Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has said that he is extremely scared about the end of his career. The 33-year-old has been an inspirational player for Liverpool since making his debut as a teenager almost 2 decades ago. During this period, he has managed to win every major title like the Champions league with Liverpool. The league title remains as the only trophy missing from his cabinet, and it looks highly unlikely that Liverpool will be able to win it this season. Gerrard came extremely close to leaving Liverpool in 2005 when Chelsea came with a mega offer.
He resisted the opportunity to join José Mourinho back then, but he has no regrets about leaving Liverpool. The club will be honouring the midfielder by holding a testimonial against Greek club Olympiakos at Anfield. A number of former players including the recently retired Jamie Carragher are expected to be part of the Liverpool team. The 33-year-old only recently extended his contract by two years, which will keep him at the club until the age of 35. Gerrard believes that he will be able to carry on playing even beyond this contract.
However, he is keen to make the most out of the time he has left in football.
“It does scare me to be in the final stages but I also just want to make the most of it. I have two years signed and I want to make the most of those – who knows, I might even extend them further. We will have to wait and see. We finished last season really strongly, in the last five months we showed Champions League form so the manager has asked us to continue where we left off and hopefully we can put a better challenge in for the top four places,” said Gerrard.
Liverpool are set to welcome their captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard back to the squad as they prepare to get away on the pre-season tour. Liverpool will be hoping that the coming season can be much better than the ones they have experienced in recent years. Liverpool have failed to qualify for the Champions League for the last four seasons, which has put the club with a lot of work to do in order to catch the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal. It was not long ago that they were regularly playing in the group stages of the Champions League.
The 32-year-old influential midfielder was absent for the last two matches of last season as he decided to undergo a shoulder operation. Liverpool timed the operation in such a way that it enabled Gerrard to return to the squad just in time for the pre-season tour. Even though there have been several new signings over the years, Gerrard still remains one of the integral parts of the Liverpool team. He has stated that it will be only a couple of weeks before he resumes full training.
He has said that this is probably the longest break he has had at this time of the year. Now, he is looking forward to getting back on the pitch and helping Liverpool.
“I’m not too far away, maybe a couple of weeks away from contact and being back in full training if everything goes well. It’s probably the longest break I’ve had at this time of year – being out of the game for six weeks is enough, I’m itching to get back. It’s going well and feeling strong,” said the Liverpool captain to the official website. This news also means that Gerrard will be available for the national team for the upcoming World Cup qualifying matches.