Friday, May 04, 2007

Gerrard To Sign Lifelong Contract?

This has to be the best pre- Champions League final present for the Liverpool fans. With the new owners coming in place and reiterated the importance for key players like Gerrard, Carragher and Alonso to sign new contract, it is understood that the Liverpool captain is currently in talk with the club.

The pay is going to be massive. If he signs this contract, it'll make him the best payed English player playing in the Premiership and it is expected to be at worth around £120,000 a week.

It is understood that co-owner, Tom Hicks, has mentioned that he can't imagine Gerrard donning any shirt other than the red one he is wearing now. The contract talk is also in its advance stage now.

Not to be forgotten, Xabi Alonso will also see his contract run out next summer and by UEFA's ruling, the player is able to buy out his contract and therefore, the club is eager for him to finally put pen on paper for a new contract.

This probably wraps up one of the most dramatic week in Liverpool's recent history and it's an excellent news that the captain is ready to commit his future to the club. It's only 2 years ago that he nearly joined the moneymen at Chelsea and now, he has seen the bright red future ahead of him.

2 Champions League final in 3 seasons and last season's FA Cup made him believe that the club is going the upward curve. With the new owner coming in, it probably makes him even more excited about where the club is heading.

Not many players sign lifelong contracts but it'll certainly be a fantastic news for Liverpool fans ahead of the CL finals.

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