Liverpool see Ander Herrera as Gerrard successor

Liverpool see Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as a potential successor for Steven Gerrard
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Liverpool see Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera as a potential successor for Steven Gerrard

AS says although the Reds skipper is likely to play on for at least the next two years - until the 2014 World Cup - club chiefs are keen for any new recruit to be in place at least a season before the Anfield legend retires.

Liverpool scouts have been watching Athletic Bilbao star Herrera, after the 23-year-old impressed during the La Liga side's run to the Europa League final last year.

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