Steven Gerrard has agreed to a contract extension with Liverpool FC for a reported two years. 

The fan favourite says he is delighted to carry on at the club and get the deal done before the Premier League campaign kicks off in August.

It was reported that the Liverpool captain's contract was set to expire at the end of the season, but Liverpool were keen to tie down the player for a further two years. 

Liverpool fans will be glad to hear that their legendary captain has decided to sign the contract, which will take him to 2015. The player has seven trophies to his name and there 's a possibility that there could be more on their way in the future.

"I think everyone knows what it means to me," said Gerrard to Liverpool's official website.

"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 wants me here. There was a year left (on my contract), which was quite unusual, I think it was the first time I've got that far down into a contract.

"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."

Managing director Ian Ayre added: "It's fantastic for everyone; the club, Steven, and the fans.

"He is, and always has been, such a big part of Liverpool Football Club. 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're pleased today to add an extension to his existing agreement and that keeps him here until the end of his career.

"We've said that 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."

Gerrard added: "I hope they're really happy (about his extension).

 "The relationship is mutual. They have respect for me and they know how much I love them, so it's a two-way thing.

 "People talk about my loyalty to the football club, because I've been here all the way through, but the club have been very loyal to me throughout my career and always rewarded me at the right times with deals.

 "They've always told me what they think about me and that's very important as a footballer, to know that you're loved."

The 33-year-old has made 630 appearances for the club, scoring 159 goals after making debut in 1998.


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