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Gerrard trying to keep calm ahead of Liverpool exit

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is trying not to let emotions get the better of him as he prepares for his Anfield farewell.

The Reds' inspirational leader will make his final competitive appearance at his home ground as Crystal Palace visit Merseyside on Saturday, ahead of his summer move to LA Galaxy.

Steven Gerrard is leaving soon. Credit: PA

The Champions League-winner told the club's website, www.liverpoolfc.com: "I think at the moment where I am, with a couple of games left to go, I don't really want to think about it too much.

"Everyone's talking about it but for me I just want to stay focused on the remaining games and the training and sessions ahead.

"There's plenty of time to be sentimental and emotional after the games are done but I don't really want to listen to supporters being emotional face to face because I'm a little bit afraid of breaking down and showing too much."

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Liverpool would be ideal for Depay - agent

Depay has been strongly linked with Liverpool. Credit: PA

Liverpool would be an ideal fit for PSV striker Memphis Depay, according to Dutch agent Rob Jansen.

Jansen does not represent the 21-year-old but thinks that Anfield would be an 'excellent' choice for one of the hottest prospects in Europe.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the striker this summer.

He must certainly not go to Paris Saint-Germain.

The club are totally unsuitable for him. He needs to go to a club where he is sure of playing football.

I think England is the best option. I heard Liverpool's name mentioned, which would be an excellent club for Depay.

– Jansen speaking to TV programme Business Class.

Liverpool captain Gerrard changed his mind whilst taking missed penalty

Gerrard missed his penalty against QPR. Credit: PA

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is not one for sentimentality but even he admits his penalty miss may have been in part to the emotion surrounding his impending departure from his boyhood club.

The Reds legend also revealed he changed his mind as he was running up to take the spot kick.

The 34-year-old, playing his penultimate match at Anfield before leaving for Los Angeles Galaxy, saw his spot-kick saved by Robert Green as he tried to put his side back in front at home to QPR but he did eventually redeem himself with an 87th-minute header to secure a 2-1 win.

"It was a poor penalty from myself and I am very disappointed with it," he told liverpoolfc.com.

"I changed my mind on my run up, which is something you can't do when you're a penalty taker.

"Maybe it was the game, the emotion, being desperate to score and get on the scoresheet... I don't know.

"I was looking at Rob Green for as long as I could and I felt like he was going to go to his right, my left, which made me change my mind.

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