Steven Gerrard Signs New Contract; Should Frank Lampard Follow in His Footsteps?

Bimersha GautamCorrespondent IIIJanuary 12, 2012

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool tangles with Gareth Barry of Manchester City during the Carling Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on January 11, 2012 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has finalised the details and signed a new contract after the win over Manchester City in the first leg of the Carling Cup. After being sidelined with injury, Gerrard has been back in fine form and his presence at the center of the park has been felt by all the Liverpool faithful. 

A groin operation had seen the Kop captain's run curtailed in the 2010-11 season, and an ankle infection in October kept him a further two months out of the game. The new contract means that Gerrard will certainly end his career with the club that has offered him so much and which he has led so gracefully. Revisiting his career, you have to argue that he has a lot of extraordinary moments, but none less than the 2005 champions league final where he led his club to a spectacular victory over A.C. Milan. 

Manager Kenny Dalglish called him a "a fantastic servant to the football club," while the director of football Damien Comolli echoed Dalglish's statement.

"It's a great day for the club, for the fans, for the manager and for everybody because, as I have said in the past, it's a sign we want to keep our best players here...Because he is the captain and because of everything he has done so far it's an even better feeling...Everybody says he's the best player this country has had for the last 20 years. I think that's quite unanimous."

Please leave us comments whether Frank Lampard should do the same to dispel transfer rumors linking him away from Chelsea?

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