Steven Gerrard signs new Liverpool deal
Liverpool captain and club legend Steven Gerard has signed a new deal at the Anfield club according to reports on the BBC website.
Gerrard made his Liverpool debut in 1998 during a premier league encounter against Blackburn Rovers. He has since gone onto play 629 times for the club and score 159 goals. In a day and age when top class players rarely remain at one club throughout their career, it now seems likely that the English midfielder will see out his career at Anfield.
In 2005 Gerrard very nearly left the club to sign for a dominant Chelsea team. However, after assurances from the board of investment in the first-team, he changed his mind and has remained at the club ever since.
Club captain since October 2003, Gerrard was instrumental in Liverpool's successful Champions league campaign of 2005. Despite trailing 3-0 against an AC Milan team, Stevie G inspired the Liverpool team. The Anfield faithful roared their club on as Liverpool scored 3 goals in the space of six minutes and finally won the tournament after a penalty shoot-out.
Although it could be argued that his decision to remain at the club has resulted in him not winning the amount of honours his talents deserve, he is likely to go down in history as one of the greatest servants Liverpool football club have ever had. His is currently ranked eight in the all-time list of Liverpool's most capped players.
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