Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he wants to finish his career at the club. "I have two and a half years left on my contract and hopefully I will sign another one and stay for the remainder of my career," the 28 year old told Liverpool's official website.
"I don't know what's going to happen over the next ten years but certainly for the next five or six I hope I'm playing in Liverpool's first team."
Next weekend sees the tenth anniversary of his Premier League debut, when he came on as a second-half substitute against Blackburn Rovers.
It's hard to believe I have been in the first team for ten years because the time has just flown by," he said.
"I'm very proud to be able to say I have played for the first team for ten years.
"If someone had said ten years ago that I would go on to be captain and lift the European Cup then I wouldn't have believed them, but I've had to work very hard to get to where I am and to win trophies both on a personal level and as part of the team."
He added: "We'll have to wait and see about management but I certainly want to get my qualifications to enable me to coach and manage. Then I'll have to decide what I want to do.
"Whether I'll be interested in the Gary Ablett (Liverpool reserve coach) type role, the Sammy Lee (Liverpool assistant manager) role or the Rafa Benitez role, I don't know. I just want to get all my badges and then we'll see."