Liverpool Legend Steven Gerrard Turned Down ‘Substantial’ New Contract Last Summer

Gerrard is to leave for LA Galaxy in the summer yet it’s been revealed the skipper was offered a new contract last summer

Liverpool chief-executive Ian Ayre has revealed that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who has signed with LA Galaxy at the end of the season, was in fact offered a substantial contract offer last summer, reports the Liverpool Echo.

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Ayre believes that playing time is the main reason for the Kop hero’s departure; following the confirmed deal with LA Galaxy, Gerrard revealed that a talk with manager Brendan Rodgers regarding his game time left him feeling a move away from Anfield was the best decision.

However, the Reds icon also claimed that had he been offered a new contract last summer, he would have extended his time in Merseyside – and Ayre has revealed that Gerrard was in fact offered an extension.

“The fact that he would have signed a contract last season actually doesn’t make any difference. His point was that after playing every week, playing a bit-part role is not how he wanted to finish his career,” he said.

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