Steven Gerrard eager to play "beyond" new deal

Steven Gerrard
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Steven Gerrard hopes that he can extend his contract further, despite only just signing a new deal at Liverpool yesterday.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes that he can continue playing for the Reds once his new deal has run out.

The England midfielder signed a contract extension at the Merseyside club yesterday, with an ambassador role available to him once he comes to the end of his career.

Despite being 31 years of age, the playmaker has no intention of slowing down as he plans to prolong his playing career.

"I'm hoping to play beyond the length of this contract," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo. "I'm feeling fit and strong and I want to play for as long as I can.

"I don't want to put any time frame on it. As long as I feel good and I'm performing at the top level I'll keep going. Hopefully over the next few years I'll earn another contract with my performances.

"But even if Liverpool don't offer me another contract after this one I don't think I could play for anyone else. I've been at this club since I was eight and I'm living the dream."

Gerrard recently returned to Kenny Dalglish's side following over six months struggling with injuries.

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