Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 7/15/13
Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce Steven Gerrard has signed a contract extension with the club. The captain committed his future to the Reds by putting pen to paper on the deal at Melwood on Monday morning. Immediately after signing the contract, Gerrard said: “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.” Having spent his entire career at the club, the deal further extends Gerrard’s Liverpool love affair. Since breaking into the first team in 1998, the midfielder has made 630 appearances for the club, scoring 159 goals, and helping the team to numerous trophies, including the Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Cup and League Cup. 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 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.”

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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