Steven Gerrard has admitted that he may leave Anfield at the end of the season if no new contract is offered as he wants to prolong his career past the end of the 2014/15 season.
The former England captain has started all of Liverpool’s Premiership games this season and remains skipper, so it would seem unlikely that he will be allowed to leave without a new deal being at least offered – even if he is 35 next May.
And the man himself is hoping that he can remain with the club he joined as a 9 year old all the way back in the late eighties.
“I can only worry about this season because I’m only contracted until May,” Gerrard said.
“As it stands at the moment, I’m here until the end of the season and want to make the most of it. I certainly won’t be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season.
“We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision. If they don’t come then I will see what’s out there.”
Gerrard would certainly not be short of suitors should no new deal be offered to him by the club before the end of the season, but it seems unlikely that they would allow a situation to develop where he moves on to play for another club for the first time in his career.