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cpfcben
06-07-2005, 08:06 AM
GERRARD MAKES REDS U-TURN







Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has made an amazing U-turn vy deciding to stay at the club.

Gerrard had looked to be on his way out of Anfield after telling the club he wanted to leave on Tuesday.

More to follow...

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gongle
06-07-2005, 08:09 AM
Didn't he do the same last year?

cpfcben
06-07-2005, 08:09 AM
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has had a dramatic change of heart and decided to stay at Anfield.
The 25-year-old told Liverpool he wanted to leave after contract negotiations broke down.

Chelsea looked set to land Gerrard after having an initial 32m bid rejected by Liverpool.

But Gerrard has another change of heart after talks with chief executive Rick Parry, who said: "He realises how much the club means to him."

cpfcben
06-07-2005, 08:10 AM
His agent won't be happy!

hakers
06-07-2005, 08:10 AM
more death threats then!

Dobbo
06-07-2005, 08:14 AM
Quite pleased about that - didn't like the thought of Liverpool with 35mil to burn looking for a certain striker :)

Smurph
06-07-2005, 08:19 AM
I guess he was disappointed Palace didn't come in with a bid.

Adlerhorst
06-07-2005, 08:20 AM
Originally posted by Dobbo
Quite pleased about that - didn't like the thought of Liverpool with 35mil to burn looking for a certain striker :)

Crouch?????

Great Lombardi
06-07-2005, 08:22 AM
I bet the bloke who burnt his Gerrard shirt will be pretty pissed.

Adlerhorst
06-07-2005, 08:23 AM
Steven Gerrard is Patrick Vieira and i claim my 5.

Webb
06-07-2005, 08:24 AM
So he'll be gone by the weekend then?

Cleon
06-07-2005, 08:36 AM
Quite bizarre.

Johnson, are you listening?

stupalace
06-07-2005, 08:38 AM
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has made an amazing U-turn by deciding to stay at the club.

Gerrard had looked to be on his way out of Anfield after telling the club he wanted to leave on Tuesday.

The England international rejected Liverpool's offer of a new deal late on Monday night, paving the way for a move out of Anfield.

Chelsea had seen a bid for the midfielder turned down on Tuesday and they looked to be favourites to land his signature.

However, Gerrard after mulling over his future, has decided to stay at Liverpool and the news is a massive boost for Rafa Benitez and everyone at the club with The Reds beginning the defence of their European Cup next week.

Reds chief executive Rick Parry revealed the amazing twist on Wednesday morning, claiming Gerrard was now set to sign a new deal.

"Steven's decided to stay," Parry told Sky Sports News. "He realises how much the club means to him; genuinely, it's a little bit like last year, perhaps even more dramatic.

"I think the language he's been using to us even when he said he was going, he never said he wanted to go as he said it was so difficult, I don't think I can come back; he never said he wanted to go.

"The last 24 hours he has reflected on it and thought it through and he wants to stay.

"I couldn't be more delighted and, from my point of view, it is what we wanted all along.

"I apologise to Stevie if I've misread his emotions. I guess I thought after Istanbul I thought we knew where we were going, but it was obviously praying on his mind.

"He was anxious and he genuinely felt club wasn't as enthusiastic as we might be about keeping him and there were one or two issues with the contract he took to be perhaps a lack of enthuasism on our part, which it wasn't, but he understands that now.

"We had some emotional moments together and cleared all that and I don't think it will happen again.

"There were a few late night phone calls and a few very early morning calls this morning and I think he just wants a couple of days to go away and clear his head now.

"It hasn't been easy for him but, as far as we're concerned, it's the right decision."

Parry believes Gerrard will now sign a new improved deal to extend his stay at Anfield.

"I think it's hammered (a new deal). I don't think it's an issue," added Parry. "We all understand what is required and that's the easy bit.

"I think to be fair to Stevie, he's not staying because he was concerned about negativity. The point I made to Stevie on Monday was think of the fans in Istanbul, think of the positives, how can you leave that? And I think that's been on his mind.

"It is not a decision for negative reasons he found it complicated but it was always difficult for him to say he wanted to go and I'm more certain than ever that he's fully committed and this is where he wants to be."

When asked if the latest development would mean Chelsea and Real Madrid could forget about signing him, Parry added: "Absolutely."

richdeniro
06-07-2005, 08:52 AM
Liverpool would have been a far better team without him next season i think because:

1. he is vastly overrated - xabi alonso is just as good, if not better.
2. with 35 million liverpool could build a side capable of challenging for the top 3 but now they havent got that i guarantee a 4th or 5th place finish.

Falco
06-07-2005, 09:04 AM
This is absolutely ridiculous. How attention seeking is he? To do this one year is one thing, to do it two years running ... Is he going to spend this season playing poorly and inconsistently and blaming it on the continual speculation about his future as well?

out vile jelly
06-07-2005, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by richdeniro
Liverpool would have been a far better team without him next season i think because:

1. he is vastly overrated - xabi alonso is just as good, if not better.
2. with 35 million liverpool could build a side capable of challenging for the top 3 but now they havent got that i guarantee a 4th or 5th place finish.

1. no he's not - no he isn't, no he isn't.

2. harder to attract players without having gerrard to play alongside as a way of enticing them, even having won the champions league.

WorthingEagle
06-07-2005, 09:24 AM
Gerrard is 90% hype with the odd cracking goal or 'hopeful punt turns into killer through ball' to keep people fooled. Buy enough tickets......

Jack Regan
06-07-2005, 09:28 AM
He was always going to get a 20,000 a week pay rise, just that Liverpool were going to make him sweat for it for a few more weeks.

All he's done is bring the contract negotiations to a swift conclusion.

Who knows, it might even have been his agent advising him to do this. In which case, he's done a good job for his client.

c_block_lad
06-07-2005, 11:20 AM
This is Scouseland.

The lads been threating with his kneecaps being blown off innit.

RDSdaEAGLE
06-07-2005, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
This is Scouseland.

The lads been threating with his kneecaps being blown off innit.

They nick hubcaps, they're not a mafia family :D

Dowie's Fist
06-07-2005, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by c_block_lad
This is Scouseland.

The lads been threating with his kneecaps being blown off innit.

Quite Mr bad boy Yardie :rolleyes:

GOD
06-07-2005, 11:30 AM
is he a woman in disguise? ;)


[stands back and awaits abuse]

Glaws Eagle
06-07-2005, 12:24 PM
I'm pissing myself laughing at the to55er who was on TV this morning burning his 50 Gerrard Liverpool shirt.

Hilarious!

Away Day Eagle
06-07-2005, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Dobbo
Quite pleased about that - didn't like the thought of Liverpool with 35mil to burn looking for a certain striker :)

Couldn't agree more. There's a big feature on AJ in the LFC magazine and he's regarded very highly on Merseyside (by both both teams).


The missus is a born and bred scouser from a massive red family. Hence no SSN allowed last night.

Palaceboy222
06-07-2005, 02:37 PM
Gerrard believes he is bigger than liverpool,

great player though - truly world class

Balti Man
06-07-2005, 02:45 PM
Just making sure he gets an improved contract. This will happen every summer for the next 4/5 years though...

Reps AJ
06-07-2005, 02:46 PM
Originally posted by Palaceboy222
great player though - truly world class

I think he's overrated, he's good, I'm not saying he's rubbish but not sure I'd say he's world class. He hits 87 random 60 yard passes, one comes off a game and everyone creams themselves

Trilby
06-07-2005, 02:51 PM
Make your mind up Steve.

Son of Ron
06-07-2005, 02:59 PM
bored by it now.

Kevan Woz Awful
06-07-2005, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by cpfcben
GERRARD MAKES REDS U-TURN........

How many new signings can they afford now then?

I bet Crouch is now wishing he hadn't put all his eggs in the Liverpool basket.

selhurstparkflyer
06-07-2005, 03:25 PM
He must be a woman.