He may have recently announced his international retirement, but life is looking very rosy indeed for Steven Gerrard on the club scene.
This morning the Daily Star claims that the Liverpool legend is close to signing a new three-year deal at Anfield which will earn him £150,000-a-week, as Brendan Rodgers looks to ensure that his talismanic captain doesn’t hang up his boots before his time.
It’s thought that the Northern Irishman has Gerrard firmly at the centre of his plans moving forward, and will continue to deploy him in a deeper role whilst using the more mobile figures of those further forward to get the best out of his excellent passing range. The Reds skipper is in the final year of his current deal, but will now commit his future to Liverpool and focus on enjoying more success with the Merseyside outfit.
Having come within a whisker of winning the Premier League title for the first time in his illustrious career last term the recently retired ex-England captain will surely now be desperate to go one better in the coming season and, despite the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, build on the often scintillating performances they produced.
Still loved by the Anfield faithful, despite his slip which cost them dearly against Chelsea, Gerrard is now set to use his remaining years as a player chasing the ever-present Liverpool dream of being restored to the summit of English football. The question is, will they be able to without their former Uruguayan talisman?
Of course Gerrard’s deal won’t be the only one of note to have happened this week, as Loic Remy appears to have signed on the dotted line in an agreement which will bag him 80k-a-week for four-years. The Reds are reported to have beaten off Arsenal to land the France international, who will no doubt be tasked with replacing Luis Suarez moving forward.
The 27-year-old amassed an incredibly healthy tally for Newcastle last season, and his signature was sought by Arsenal as well. However it appears Liverpool have won the race after some tough negotiations with QPR, and he joins the likes of Lazar Markovic, Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Emre Can in Merseyside.
And finally, there’s yet to be an update to the case file of Atletico Madrid youngster Javier Manquillo, though sources in Spain are confident that the full-back will indeed become a Liverpool player in the near future.
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