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Liverpool Hero Fearful Of Future After Gerrard Leaves

Liverpool hero Bruce Grobbelar is fearful over the future at Anfield after Steven Gerrard leaves the club at the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Express.

Gerrard was integral to the Anfield club’s display on Monday as they triumphed against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.

The former England international captain scored the opening goal of the game, latching onto a cross to head the ball home and put the Reds ahead.

Wimbledon equalised before the half time break, and it was left to Gerrard to score the winning goal and send the travelling Liverpool faithful into raptures.

In typical style, he lined up a free kick on the edge of the area before curling it into the top corner of the net.

Grobbelar, who performed heroics while in net for Liverpool in the past, believes that his display shows what Liverpool will be missing when Gerrard leaves to join Major League Soccer.

He told talkSPORT: “I, and many of the other former players, are surprised that the Fenway Sports Group [Liverpool’s owners], and the management structure, don’t want Steven Gerrard to stay until the end of his career.

“I would give him games week in and week out. He’s still a leader and we still need him. Liverpool still rely on him a lot, he delivers, as he did against Wimbledon.

“He was the only one who came up to scratch and got the two goals.

“What are they going to rely on next season? Who is going to be leading this club? If you don’t have a person like Gerrard, then the club might be in disarray.”

Liverpool Skipper Admits He Would Have Signed A New Contract

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he would have signed a new contract with the Anfield club in the summer, if he had been offered one, as reported by The Guardian.

This comes with the news that he is expected to agree a contract with LA Galaxy over the next 48 hours.

Discussions between Brendan Rodgers and Gerrard in the early part of the season meant that Gerrard found out he would be used more sparingly after the end of this season.

The Reds only opened up discussions with the Anfield hero in November, after those talks had taken place.

As a result, Gerrard was aware that he would be a squad player in Rodgers’ side if he stuck around after May.

This meant that the 34 year old decided not to agree a new contract with Liverpool, and instead chose to make his way to Major League Soccer, where he is set to join LA Galaxy.

Gerrard said: “If a contract had been put in front of me in pre-season I would have signed it.

“I’d just retired from England to concentrate all my efforts on Liverpool. I didn’t want my club games to be tailored. My injury record had been fantastic for the past two and a half years and I had a great season from a personal point of view last season. It’s all ifs, buts and hindsight now. That period between the summer and the end of November gave me thinking time.

“There’s no blame and I’m not angry about it. There are other people in the squad and the club had other things to worry about. Liverpool Football Club have been unbelievable for me since I was eight years old. This club has helped me fulfil my dreams over and over again.”

‘Beast’ FA Cup Opponent Speaks Of Awe For Liverpool Skipper

AFC Wimbledon striker Adebayo Akinfenwa has spoken of his pride at playing against the team he supports in Liverpool last night, a game which saw him net, as reported by LiverpoolFC.com.

He also specifically spoke of the level of awe he felt at sharing a pitch with former England captain Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool captain was dominating in his display last night, scoring a brace and almost single handedly ensuring Liverpool’s progression to the fourth round of the competition.

He is set to move to Major League Soccer at the end of the season, ending his time at Anfield, and ensuring that he doesn’t end his career as a one club man.

Akinfenwa was incredibly keen to acquire Gerrard’s shirt at the end of the game, something he managed.

He also had an impact on the pitch, scoring an equalising goal after poor defending from Liverpool from a set piece.

Akinfenwa was keen to speak about his pride at playing.

He said: “I can’t put it into words – it’s a dream. I’ve been a Liverpool supporter since I was five years old.

“To see the likes of Gerrard and [Martin] Skrtel and the whole of the Liverpool team and to score against them, it was written in the stars and I can’t put it into words.

“We watch these players every Saturday. These are players we look up to and who we aspire to be. Every single one of us are waiting there to get our shirt signed by them.

“When the game was on, they were just players and we wanted to win the game. But after the game, reality kicks in and these are Premier League players. Throughout my career I’ve watched these players.

“So we’ve got the whole team out there – we’re taking pictures and we’re taking selfies. I’m not going to lie – it is what it is. It’s a surreal feeling and something that doesn’t come around much for us. We’ll embrace it today and tomorrow it will be forgotten and we’ll go back to normal life.”


“I got myself a selfie with Mario Balotelli and Brendan Rodgers. The big man, Steven Gerrard, hasn’t come out yet, but if he tries to run, I might have to put him in a headlock so I can get a picture with him.

“I think he threw his first shirt in the changing room, so I was about to grab him, but he told me he had another one in the changing room for me.

“Everybody knew. I put the word out – stay away from Stevie Gerrard’s shirt, because it’s mine. So hopefully he will sign it for me and it will be a good end to the day.”