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Departing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has urged Raheem Sterling not to follow him out of the Anfield exit.
The 34-year-old has two matches remaining of a 17-year career with the Reds before he leaves for a new challenge at the Los Angeles Galaxy, and is set to play his final match at Anfield against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening.
His departure is certain but there is far less clarity around the future of 20-year-old England forward Sterling, who is set to consider his options in the summer after rejecting a £100,000-a-week deal earlier this season.
Gerrard believes the decision should be a simple one, telling reporters today:
For me, I am always going to be biased towards this club. My advice to Raheem is he needs a manager who is going to play him, to coach him, to believe in him. I think there is no one better for him than Brendan Rodgers.
I think he should sign a new deal. Brendan is a fantastic man manager, he puts a lot of time and effort into every player in the squad. The danger for younger players is they want it all too soon and go to another club and just become a number.
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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.
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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Steven Gerrard has apologised to Liverpool supporters and his team-mates after being sent off for a stamp in Sunday's defeat against Man United.
Liverpool's captain was dismissed 40 seconds after replacing Adam Lallana at half-time for a stamp on Ander Herrera.
The Reds, who were already 1-0 behind at the time, went on the lose the match 2-1 and now trail United by five points in the race for Champions League qualification.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Gerrard said:
I need to accept it, the decision was right. I've let down my team-mates and the supporters. I take full responsibility. I've been in the game long enough when you do something like that. I take full responsibility.
I don't know what caused it. I don't know. Probably just a reaction to the initial tackle. I shouldn't say more about it really, I've just come out here to apologise to the dressing room and supporters, because I take full responsibility for today's result.
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