Gerrard Contract Extension Caps Career

Steven_Gerrard_1457824iAlthough I must admit that, as a Liverpool fan, seeing Stevie G. re-up his contract so that he may finish his career with LFC makes me as happy as Mario Balotelli in a fireworks superstore; I do have a few thoughts on it. Sure, the man will go down as one of, if not THE, best Liverpool player in the entire storied history of the club, but I think that Gerrard’s decision may not have been as beneficial for the skipper as for Liverpool.

Given how tough it has been for Liverpool to surround Gerrard with the talent necessary to help him achieve his only club-related trophy that he has never attained, it may have been time for Steven Gerrard to do what many players do at his age: go trophy hunting.

I realize that all of Liverpool would be up in arms and that, as a Liverpool fan, I could be given a serious beating for just suggesting it, but Gerrard has gone above and beyond the typical level of dedication for his boyhood club. The time he has spent here has been successful, but during Gerrard’s time the league trophies have been going to Manchester United and to others instead of adding to the 18 that Liverpool accrued before his playing time. Considering he has another two or three years of actually looking somewhat like himself on the pitch, a move to a real contender could have really benefited Gerrard’s legend.

Also, considering that Liverpool will have to replace the English midfielder once his time ends and that this may have been the last season where they could have gotten a decent return for the sale of Gerrard, it really begs a few questions. In two or three years, the only clubs willing to make a splash on Gerrard and pay enough for the club to part with him would be from the MLS…an area where it would sadden me to see Gerrard ending his career.

Steven-Gerrard-Liverpool-FCOnce again, it is great to see a “one-club man” in this era of football and with the amount of other offers that Gerrard has probably been offered. However, he has given Liverpool the best years of his career and a winners medal from the EPL would really round out his personal trophy cabinet. Although, with the 5% chance of Liverpool winning a title in the next few years, Gerrard winning it with LFC would be one of the sweetest personal triumphs in world football. Hopefully, no matter how Stevie G’s career ends, he will always be recognized as a legend with a hammer of a right foot. Oh you beauty!


About the author: Andrew McCole


If I may be so bold to condense my immense personality into two words, it would be: soccer nerd. I love everything about the beautiful game and I tend to reflect that in my writing. I suffer through Liverpool fandom and hope that they will win another title before my wife spreads my ashes at Anfield (considering I'm in my twenties, it seems somewhat likely). Although I also dabble in tennis, teaching, and coaching, most of my free-time is spent writing articles for The Center Circle! Feel free to stalk me on Google+


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