34-year-old skipper set to commit future to Anfield…
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It’s not like he’s going to move to a different club, but Liverpool’s club captain Steven Gerrard is set to affirm his commitment to the Reds by signing a new long-term deal…
Despite being 34-years-old, Liverpool have offered their skipper a £150,000 per week contract, which will keep him at the club until his 37th birthday, reports the Star.
Three year deals for players this old are practically unheard of.
Since the departure of Luis Suarez, this will make Gerrard the club’s highest paid player – which after 16 years of loyal service, is probably just reward.
Since making his debut in 1998, Gerrard has gone on to make 669 appearances in total for the Reds, scoring 173 goals, and captaining them to Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup glory.
Last term, Gerrard almost completed his set with a Premier League winners medal, but his side slipped up with three games to go, after Gerrard himself fell over and sent Chelsea’s Demba Ba through on goal in a must-win game at Anfield. The Reds lost that match, effectively handing rivals Manchester City the title.
Despite losing Suarez, Liverpool have spent lavishly this summer, on Rickie Lambert, Emre Can, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic, and will hope to go one better in 2014/15.