Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard admits he could leave boyhood club Liverpool FC next summer. Steven Gerrard will be out of contract at Anfield next summer and he might leave the club if Liverpool decide not to renew his contract. Gerrard could also sign a pre-contract with another club after two months.
Steven Gerrard: “I’m only contracted until May. As it stands, I’m here until the end of the season and want to make the most of it.
“I won’t be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season.
“We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision. If they don’t come then I will see what’s out there.”
Gerrard is close to making 700 appearances for Liverpool and he will be gutted to leave the Anfield club without winning the Premier League trophy. The 34-year-old former England captain is regarded as the best player to have played for Liverpool. According to reports, Liverpool have not begin talks with Gerrard over a new contract, but manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep his captain beyond summer at Anfield. Earlier in July, when Gerrard retired from international football, Rodgers insisted that he wanted to keep Gerrard at the club as long as possible.
“He is a joy to work with every single day, both as a football player and a human being,” Rodgers said.
“He’s an incredible captain. Every football person will know the qualities and influence he still has.
“With him in our team he’s been a real catalyst for everything the team has done in the last 18 months.
“He is still in a real good physical condition. He’s 34, he trains every day, he never needs a day’s rest. He wants to work.
“This is a genuine superstar and this country hasn’t produced many of them. He’s been a genuine world class player for so many years.”