Gerrard: I’ll never leave Liverpool

Gerrard said: “No one knows what the future holds, but if the club continue to show me their love and I’m happy, I don’t see any reason to go anywhere else.

“I’m really happy at the moment and if that continues, I’ll stay for ever. Obviously I’ve come close [to leaving] a couple of times, but at the moment these thoughts never cross my mind.”

Gerrard added on his contract, to The Times: “When I signed a new deal [in July 2005] there was a lot of talk that there was a clause in the new contract saying that for a certain amount of money I might be able to leave in a couple of years’ time.

“It’s important to let the fans know that there’s no clause in the contract and that, as long as the club want me, and they show me they’re keen to keep me, I don’t see any reason to move anywhere else.”