Gerrard has 'belief' in Liverpool
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has spoken of his excitement for the future after signing a contract extension with the club.
The 33-year-old midfielder, who has spent his entire career with the Reds, put pen-to-paper on Monday morning on what is understood to be a two-year deal.
And on what lies ahead, Gerrard told LFC TV: "I've got a lot of confidence and belief in my team-mates and in the coaches we've got. That's the reason why I feel as if we can move forward together and get success back soon.
"Every fan out there and the players are no different - we want to see a few more faces to strengthen the team and squad even more.
"It is an exciting time when you get a couple of new faces in to freshen the squad up. You're at the beginning of the season and it's a fresh start, there are trophies to be won and things to achieve. I won't lie to you, I'm really excited at the moment."
In boss Brendan Rodgers' first season in charge last term, Liverpool finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League and so far this summer they have added to their squad by bringing in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, defender Kolo Toure and forwards Luis Alberto and Iago Aspas.
Asked about his relationship with Rodgers, Gerrard - also the England skipper - said: "I think it's perfect. I've got a lot of respect for Brendan as a coach, but also as a guy as well.
"I've loved every minute of working with him since he came through the door and I hope he is here for certainly the next couple of years. I want to work with him more. The relationship is growing and I feel as if he is the man to take this club forward."
Gerrard, who had a year left on his previous contract, made his Liverpool first-team debut in 1998 and has racked up 630 appearances for them. He has scored 159 goals along the way, as well as winning the 2005 Champions League, the 2001 UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups.
Gerrard is very much aware of the bond that has developed between himself and the Anfield outfit's fans.
Asked what he hoped the news of his extension would mean to Liverpool supporters, he said: "I hope they're really happy. The relationship is mutual - the respect they have for me, and they know how much I love them, so it's a two-way thing."
Gerrard is also grateful to the club itself for making him feel "loved".
He said: "People talk about my loyalty to the football club because I've been here all the way through, but the club have been very loyal to me all the way throughout my career and always rewarded me at the right times with deals.
"They've always told me what they think about me and that's very important as a footballer, to know that you're loved."