New Reds deal would delight Gerrard
Published : 25 Mar 2009 08:15:00
Steven Gerrard says he is happier now than at any other stage of his stellar career and is ready to sign a contract extension with Liverpool.The Reds skipper is looking to cap an amazing fortnight by helping England overcome Slovakia in a friendly at Wembley on Saturday before the crucial World Cup qualifier against the Ukraine on April 1 as Fabio Capello's team look to maintain their 100% start to Group Six.He could hardly be in a more confident mood.Having helped dump Real Madrid out of the Champions League, beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford and score a hat-trick in the five-goal hammering of Aston Villa on Sunday, Gerrard suddenly finds himself leading a team with realistic ambitions of winning the Premier League.It is a far cry from the dark days when it seemed Liverpool would never threaten at the top end of the table and joining Chelsea looked like a far more attractive option."I have never been happier throughout my whole career than I am at the moment," Gerrard said."I have two years left on my contract and if there was a chance to extend it, I am sure I would."I am playing in a top team, with world-class players and I believe in the manager. Going forward, I am sure we can be successful."