Steven Gerrard signs new 2-year Liverpool contract

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on Monday signed a two-year

contract extension with the Premier League club where he has spent

his entire career.

The 33-year-old midfielder has scored 159 goals in 630

appearances since making his debut in 1998.

”It’s great news,” he said. ”It lets me know the club thinks

an awful lot of me and want me here.

”I’m glad it’s all done and it’s happened at the right time

before the season, so I can just focus on playing as well as I

can.”

The England captain’s Anfield career could extend beyond his

35th birthday.

”We’re pleased today to add an extension to his existing

agreement and that keeps him here until the end of his career,”

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre said. ”We’ve said what we’ll

do in two years’ time is review it again and see how happy Steven

is. We seem to always be happy with him, so hopefully we’ll just

continue in that vein.”