Steven Gerrard has signed a new ‘long term’ contract with Liverpool which effectively means he will end his career having played all of it for his hometown team after making his debut in 1998. As part of the new deal, Gerrard has also agreed to take on an ambassadorial role at the club once his playing days are finished. A brief flirtation with the prospect of a move to Chelsea aside, Gerrard’s loyalty to Liverpool has been unwavering and is a pleasant exception to the rule of modern footballers.
This new deal has made me question, is Steven Gerrard the greatest Liverpool player of all time? A quick poll of Liverpool fans would seem to suggest that while Gerrard is not the most skilful player in Liverpool’s history (Kenny Dalglish is still top of that pile), Gerrard is on par with King Kenny when it comes to service to the club and how he will be remember for his playing days. Certainly if Liverpool were to choose three players for a statue Arsenal-style, Gerrard would be a sure bet to be immortalised in bronze.
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