Steven Gerrard To Leave Liverpool After World Cup

Daniel GoochAnalyst IMay 23, 2010

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - APRIL 25:  Steven Gerrard of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Liverpool at Turf Moor on April 25, 2010 in Burnley, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Steven Gerrard has put his future at Liverpool in to doubt, after saying that he will consider all his options after this summer's World Cup in South Africa.

Gerrard has faces questions about a possible move from Anfield after a very disappointing season for him and the club.

At the moment he is with the Englnad team training for the World Cup in Austria, but, after he comes back from South Africa hopefully with the World Cup trophy in his hands, he will face the questions once again.

The club finished a miserable seventh in the Premier League, missing out on a Champions League place for next season.

This is not the sort of football that a player of Gerrard's stature. This season's results has cast speculation over his future at the Reds.

Where Will He Go?

Gerrard has said, "I won't consider my future or think about what is going to happen to me until after the World Cup.

"After the World Cup you have three or four weeks of holiday to consider what the next best move will be for you."

He nearly signed for Chelsea in 2004, so a move there six years on is not out of the question.

There has been interest from Real Madrid in recent years, and they may still like the English star to join them.

Ruined World Cup

England are hoping they can be triumphant for the first time since 1966.

He revealed that the speculation of his move four years ago ruined his last World Cup in Germany.

The Liverpool skipper said he will not repeat the errors from the last World Cup, where he admitted that the talk of his future distracted him from the cup itself.

He said, "I fell into a trap four years ago at the last World Cup. I used to go back to my room, read the papers and go on the Internet, and then I would speak to people at home who were telling me there was stuff going on.

"I knew that Chelsea were very interested because my agent was telling me. Every time I went back to my room I was driving myself mad thinking about whether I should go to Chelsea.

"Mentally it drained me. I don't know if it did not but I won't make that mistake again.

"People around me are under strict instructions not to be talking about my club future or speculation. It's not important now."