21 Jul 2010

Gerrard set to remain at Anfield

6:32 am on 21 July 2010

Steven Gerrard looks set to stay at his Premier League football club Liverpool after the Reds and England captain revealed he was delighted by the club's capture of fellow international midfielder Joe Cole.

Gerrard had been linked with a move to Real Madrid after Liverpool's dismal campaign last season, finishing seventh in the Premier League and failing to advance past the Champions League group stage.

It's four years since Liverpool won a trophy and it was suggested Gerrard was keen to move to a team who were regularly in the hunt for silverware.

Even the appointment of new manager Roy Hodgson was not expected to convince him to reject Real boss Jose Mourinho, who twice tried to sign Gerrard when he was in charge at Chelsea.