Gerrard extends Liverpool stay
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard on Monday signed a new two-year contract extension with the only club he has ever played for, an Anfield statement announced. 

The 33-year-old England skipper, whose previous deal was due to expire at the end of the 2013/2014 season, told the club's website: "I think everyone knows what it means to me.

"I've been here that long and so to extend, it's a big day for me and I'm really happy for myself and my family. It's great news. 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."

Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre described the news as "fantastic".

"He is, and always has been, such a big part of Liverpool Football Club," said Ayre. "Particularly in this day and age, it's rather unique to find a local player who has given his whole career to his club.

"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."