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Liverpool captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard recently agreed a new contract with the club, which will keep him at Anfield until 2015. Manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he is extremely delighted that the club has been able to tie one of the important players at the club on a long-term deal. Gerrard may be approaching the twilight of his career, but he still remains as one of the important players to comprehend in the Premier league. The 33-year-old midfielder was influential for the team last season and Rodgers expects him to be the same this time around as well.
Gerrard signed a two-year contract with the club, which will see him represent Liverpool for almost 2 decades. Gerrard recently underwent an operation in order to correct a problem, which forced him to miss the last two games of last season. Over the years, Gerrard has made more than 600 appearances for Liverpool. He has won almost every major trophy except the Premier league. His trophy cabinet includes the likes of Champions League, FA Cup, and UEFA cups. The 33-year-old made his debut for the team back in 1998.
He is one of the last players to have gone on to the world stage from the Liverpool youth academy.
“I’m absolutely delighted, as you can imagine. I’ve talked throughout pre-season about wanting to bring other players into the group, but this was one of the – if not the – most important signings for us. He’s an icon here at the football club – a real iconic figure for players and supporters. I think he’s still got a good few years left yet. His level of performance last year was outstanding,” said Rodgers. Gerrard, who came close to leaving the club in 2005, has said that he is just happy to extend his contract with Liverpool.