Liverpool's Gerrard says he may retire at 33

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is one of the few remaining one-club men, and is intent on retiring as one, as he claimed on Tuesday that he could seek retirement when his current deal expires in 2013.

Gerrard has just come off the back of one of his most productive seasons to date, as Rafael Benitez deployed the versatile midfielder in an elevated position behind the striker, and the results were often devastating as the England international scored 24 times in 41 appearances; a goal return befitting any forward.

"I will be 33 at the end of my contract in 2013 and I don't know if I will go any further," Gerrard told France Football. "If I do retire, then I will know that from the start to the end of my career I only had one club. And I don't want to think about wearing any other shirt in the future.

"I was close to leaving in the past, maybe twice, most notably in 2005," he added. "That year we [Liverpool] were a long way off the Premier League title and Chelsea's interest turned my head.

"It was a difficult moment for me. However, now when I look back I am very happy that I chose to stay here. It has given me real pride."