Former Kop hero Robbie Fowler wants Steven Gerrard to remain at Liverpool following the midfielder’s declarations over his future.
The Reds skipper made his first team debut in 1998 and has since gone on to represent the club on more than 650 occasions in all competitions throughout his successful career.
The England international is still widely recognised today as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League but question marks have been made over his upcoming contract expiry.
When asked what the future holds beyond next summer, Gerrard ruled out retirement and stunned reporters by hinting his future could lie away from Anfield.
"I won't be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season," he said, quoted by the BBC. “We will have to wait and see if that's at Liverpool or somewhere else. That's Liverpool's decision."
His comments stirred quite a lively debate among pundits and observers alike though the general consensus in the Liverpool camp is they want him to stay.
Former teammate Robbie Fowler still believes Gerrard has what it takes to succeed at the top level and raised the possibility of strong interest from a number of fellow Premier League sides.
"If Steven said it, we'll take it on board. Speaking from a selfish point of view, I love Steven Gerrard and I'd love him to stay at Liverpool.” He said, quoted by the BBC.
“It's like Ryan Giggs at Manchester United - players come into the club and are instantly lifted by seeing Gerrard. He might not be as good as he used to be - like Giggs - but he's still a class act.”
“The common consensus is that he will go abroad if he did leave Anfield” he added. “But if he did become available I think clubs in the Premier League would want him. He's still that good a player."