It’s almost unthinkable for Liverpool fans: Could Steven Gerrard really leave the only club he has ever played for at the end of the season? In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, the 34-year-old Reds captain hints that his future could lie away from Anfield when his contract expires in June: "I won't be retiring this summer,” he says. “I will play beyond this season. We will have to wait and see if that's at Liverpool or somewhere else. That's Liverpool's decision."
Gerrard, a former England captain who announced his international retirement following the World Cup this summer, also suggests that he is unimpressed with the transfer policy of Liverpool’s American owner Fenway Sports Group, which purchased the club in 2010. In particular, he questions the logic of bringing in younger players instead of established ones to replace big name departures like Luis Suarez.
"When you come close to the title, it is important you keep your main players,” he says. “It's not just about those coming in, it's about what got you there. You need to keep that together and add to it. When you are taking big chunks of it away and adding five or six into it, it's not going to happen overnight.” He continues: "I would love a [Cesc] Fabregas or [Diego] Costa here, but I have to understand how the owners want to do it and accept I am a Liverpool player, not a Chelsea or Manchester City player. They [Fenway Sports Group] have gone on record saying they want to bring exciting young talent into the club. You can't just expect that to click overnight."