Liverpool skipper Gerrard proud to mark 10 years in game

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard marked ten years as a senior Red on Saturday.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard marked ten years as a senior Red on Saturday.

"The anniversary means a lot to me," Gerrard told liverpoolfc.tv. "It's been a special week and I've been having to pinch myself because I've been living this dream since I first pulled on a red shirt.

"The 10 years seem to have gone by in a flash but there's an old saying that time flies when you're having fun and that's exactly what I've had.

"It's been the best 10 years of my life and hopefully that will continue for many years to come.

"If anything, I'm actually more hungry than ever before.

"I'm desperate for the league title and obviously we've managed to get ourselves into a good position this season and now we just need to keep on plugging away.

"It's safe to say there are still many more trophies I want to win before I hang my boots up."

November 29, 1998, was the day the inspirational midfielder made his Reds bow and it is one calendar date he will always cherish.

"It was unbelievable," he said. "It was one of the best days I've ever had, not just in football but in my whole life.

"The buzz I got and the whole feeling I got when I got the call from the manager and Phil Thompson is something I'll never forget.

"After that game I can remember thinking to myself 'I've done it now, I've played for Liverpool and no-one can ever take that away from me'.

"For me to say that to myself it just goes to show how much I wanted it but the desire is just as strong now as it ever was."

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