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Steven Gerrard could retire as Liverpool contract issues continue

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Amidst a very confusing week for Steven Gerrard the former England international might be considering retirement at the end of the season, due to a flurry of negative events at Liverpool recently, according to the Daily Star.

Not realising it was his 16th anniversary at Anfield on Saturday, Brendan Rodgers dropped Steven Gerrard to the bench against Stoke City, which stirred up rumours that the duo had fallen out consequently.

Rodgers angry

However the Reds boss has revealed he was “infuriated” by comments that he woke up to the following morning that suggested that he and Gerrard had endured a “rift”.

Despite feelings remaining positive in the Liverpool camp, Gerrard is said to still be considering retirement at the end of the season as his chances of ever winning a Premier League title become ever-slimmer as the seasons go on.

The Reds came so close yet so far from lifting the trophy last season, as a heart-breaking 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace after a damaging 2-0 defeat to Chelsea somewhat quashed their bid for the title.

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Gerrard's future

The 34-year-old is currently being linked with Thierry Henry’s former side, New York Red Bulls after the Frenchman coincidentally retired earlier this week. With an honourable 113 goals in 483 performances with the Reds, he is hoping to roll onto 500 appearances with the club before his career comes to an end.

With that statistic almost guaranteed in its accomplishment, it is expected that the midfielder will come to a final decision towards the latter stages of the season. Liverpool fans have recently slammed the 34-year-old for his lack of desire to play so far this season, and believe the main reasoning behind that is due to the dramatic title loss last season paired with the departure of their talismanic forward, Luis Suarez.

Nevertheless Rodgers isn't listening to the critics and could offer Gerrard a new contract at the end of the season, should the midfielder decide to pursue a future with the club.

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