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Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012

Captain Gerrard signs new deal

AP

Liverpool England — Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to spend the rest of his career at Anfield after signing a new deal that will involve an ambassadorial role when he stops playing.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who has spent his entire career at Liverpool, signed a new long-term deal on Thursday.

"This is the club I love and is the club I have supported since I was a young boy," Gerrard said. "I am living the dream as the captain of one of the biggest clubs in the world. I love coming to work every day and the experiences I have had since I was 8 years of age and first signed for the club, I wouldn't change them for the world.

"To extend that and to hopefully have some more good times in a red shirt is what I want."

Gerrard has appeared just 10 times in the first five months of the season because of a groin operation and ankle infection.

But he has scored in three of his past four appearances, with his a penalty kick on Wednesday night clinching a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the League Cup semifinals against Manchester City.



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