Liverpool captain signs new contract

It has been announced that Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension at Liverpool that will keep him at the club for a further two years.

There have been ongoing talks between Gerrard’s agents and Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre since the end of last season.

The parties are said to have reached an agreement that will see Gerrard stay at Anfield past his 35th birthday.

Brendon Rodgers made the future of the England captain a priority with his earlier contract set to expire at the end of next season.

After signing the contract, Gerrard said “I think everyone knows what it means to me. I’ve been here that long and so to extend, it’s a big day for me and I’m really happy for myself and my family. It’s great news. It lets me know the club thinks an awful lot of me and want me here. I’m glad it’s all done and it’s happened at the right time before the season, so I can just focus on playing as well as I can.”

Gerrard made his senior debut for Liverpool more than 14 years ago and this deal will ensure he spends his career with one club. He’s Premier League career for Liverpool began in a match against Blackburn Rovers on 29 November 1998.

The 33-year-old started 36 of Liverpool’s Premier League games last season, he missed the final two games after bringing forward a shoulder operation.

In 2003 Gerrard succeeded Sami Hyypia as club captain and was Liverpool’s top scorer in 2004-05, 1005-06 and 2008-09. He has scored a total of 159 goals in 630 appearances for the club.

Throughout his career at Anfield, Gerrard has won the Champions League, the Uefa Cup, two FA Cups, three League Cups, two Community Shields and two Super Cups.

Liverpool begin their pre-season tour in Jakarta on Saturday with a game against an Indonesia XI.

The Liverpool squad will then travel to Australia where they will face Melbourne Victory on Wednesday before travelling to Bangkok next Saturday to face Thailand.

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