And Benitezâ€™s respect for Gerrard is clear, "Everyone can see how good he is on the pitch. As a person he is a nice lad, you can see his commitment to the club. Everything is positive and hopefully he can win more trophies.
"Maybe he will be here for another 10 years, certainly five or six. It is not easy to stay with one club. Life in general is very different than before, clubs can offer a lot of money.
"I am really pleased to have kept Gerrard here, and maybe he will one day be the manager to replace me.
"There are more important things than money in Stevenâ€™s mind. He has great passion for the club, he loves the club and the city.
"That is the key as far as he is concerned, and hopefully he will take over from me."