Paul Scholes: Steven Gerrard has 'two years' left at Liverpool

Steven Gerrard

The Liverpool captain is said to be in talks concerning a new contract at Anfield.

Gerrard has been coming under increased pressure this season, with his age appearing to be finally catching up with him.

Despite enjoining an incredible season last term - except for the well-documented slip against Chelsea - the 34-year-old has struggled to scale similar heights this year, and calls for his exclusion from Brendan Rodgers’ first-team have been growing in recent weeks. He missed out on the Reds 1-0 victory over Stoke, and the absence appeared to benefit the ageing midfielder, with his performance in the 3-1 victory over Leicester returning him back to his best.

Whilst he may no longer have a role as a key player at Anfield, he is the perfect back-up option, and his experience and adoration of Liverpool makes him a great role model for the young squad currently turning out on Merseyside. It is expected that the former England captain will sign his new contract in the coming weeks, sealing his future - and his entire career - with the Reds.

With the ongoing saga concerning Gerrard’s future, there have been rumours that the 34-year-old could be looking to move away from Merseyside in the summer - potentially making a switch to Chelsea to claim a Premier League winners medal. However, fellow one-club man Paul Scholes - who spent his entire career with Liverpool’s rivals Manchester United - commented that it would be ‘natural’ for Gerrard to end his career on Merseyside.

Writing in his column for the Standard, 40-year-old Scholes said: “It seems natural to me that Gerrard would stay at Liverpool for the rest of his career.

“The time to move, if ever, was a decade ago when he would have had a better chance of winning a League title elsewhere, most likely Chelsea.

“He decided against that and now I imagine in his hometown, with his children that bit older, a move would be more of a wrench for the family.”

Scholes continued to add that, whilst he may end his career without claiming a Premier League trophy, Gerrard still has two more years of top flight football in him at Liverpool.

“He might not win that League title,” he added. “But he still has another two years in him at Liverpool.”

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch