Gerrard happier than ever

25 March 2009 08:44
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is keen to commit his long-term future to the club by penning a new Anfield contract. The England international has been on the verge of moving to Chelsea in the past but now appears to be happier at Liverpool than ever. He is currently in a rich vein of form and has helped Rafa Benitez's side score 13 goals in the last two weeks as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Aston Villa have all been thrashed. Gerrard admitted: "I have never been happier throughout my whole career than I am at the moment. 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. "Maybe when I was younger, I was a bit selfish. I used to think of myself a bit too much when I was being played out of position. I should have taken a deep breath and realised it was for the team. "But, at the moment, the manager is playing me in my favourite position, I am captain and we are winning. Our relationship has got stronger as time has gone by. "For years and years I have moaned about not being involved in a title race and being far away from the others. "But at the moment, I am playing in a team that's capable of beating anyone in the league."

Source: ESA