January 1st, 2015

cat, cloak and dagger

happy new year!!!

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GAME WEEKEND #18 - New Year's Day Football

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Sources say Stevie G definitely to leave Liverpool

A little different than jazzypom's post earlier since the DM's article says they thought they were going to keep him, but it's almost all but officially confirmed by him now he's leaving Liverpool :C

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Steven Gerrard's former Liverpool team-mate Jamie Carragher has called news that the Anfield legend will be leaving the club at the end of the season a "sad day" but that "it's the right decision all things considered".

Gerrard will announce that he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the campaign tomorrow.

The midfielder, who will turn 35 in May, is out of contract in the summer, but, despite being offered a new deal, he has decided the time is right to leave and pursue a fresh challenge.

Gerrard, who scored two penalties in Liverpool's 2-2 draw against Leicester, has been free to talk to foreign clubs from Jan 1.

He has not yet decided on a future destination, but a move to Major League Soccer has long been rumoured.

When he announces his decision to leave in the next 24 hours, it will be a move which mirrors that of close friend Jamie Carragher, who decided to reveal he was retiring in February 2013 to avoid his on-going contract situation becoming a distraction for manager Brendan Rodgers.

Carragher wrote on Twitter on Thursday night: "Sad day for LFC & English football with the Gerrard news, I think it's the right decision all things considered.

"Mark my words Gerrard is the greatest player to have played for £lfc sad sad day for everyone connected with the club.
"Kenny (Dalglish) and Souey (Graeme Souness) shone in great great LFC teams...Gerrard has played in LFC teams that were at best mediocre and he carried them to trophies".

Gerrard joined Liverpool as an eight-year-old and has made 695 appearances and scored 180 goals, winning 11 trophies with pinnacle being lifting the Champions League in 2005.

He made his first team debut in 1998 and was made captain in 2003.

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