Gerrard signs new deal with Liverpool

Gerrard signs new deal with Liverpool

A Football Report
Gerrard signs new deal with Liverpool

Liverpool's captain, Steven Gerrard, has extended his contract with the Anfield side, as well as being offered an ambassador position to be taken up when he finishes his professional footballer career.

Steven Gerrard has committed his future to Liverpool, by signing a new long-term deal with the Reds, as he is said to be over the moon to have extended his stay at his boy-hood team.

"I'm very happy. It's a very proud day for myself and my family," Gerrard told the club's official website.

"It comes on the back of a fantastic team performance last night when we got the result we were looking for. Hopefully we can finish the job off in two weeks time and take all of our magnificent fans down to Wembley for a day out."

"The contract extension coming the day after has been the icing on the cake so it has been a perfect 24 hours. This is the club I love and is the club I have supported since I was a young boy. I am living the dream as the captain of one of the biggest clubs in the world," he added.

"I love coming to work every day and the experiences I have had since I was eight years of age and first signed for the club, I wouldn't change them for the world."

"To extend that and to hopefully have some more good times in a red shirt is what I want."

Ready for the ups and downs

Then, the England international looked at his future at the Anfield Road, saying that he will not let himself down by the potential low moments.

"There will be more highs and lows, there's no doubt about it as that's part and parcel of being a football player at a top club," he added.

"The important thing is that you react well to the lows and experience more of the highs. I'm confident moving forward that the club is going in the right direction."

"We've got a fantastic team, we've got the right owners in place and the right team behind our team, so I'm really confident we'll have more good experiences in the future."

Finally, the experienced midfielder was also thankful to be handed an ambassador role by Liverpool, by the time that he retires.

"It's really flattering for me that the club have offered me the chance to stay when I eventually hang my boots up. Hopefully that will be in many years to come because I want to play for as long as I can."

"I'll know myself when it's time to hang my boots up and then hopefully I can stay involved with the club and set the right example for youngsters coming through," Gerrard concluded.