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Thanks, but no Thanks: Gerrard ignores Ibrahimovic advice


Steven Gerrard has no intention of quitting Liverpool.

The 32-year-old celebrates winning cap number 100 for England on Wednesday night, when he will come up against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sweden. And the big striker has offered some advice for Gerrard, claiming he could add to his honours list if he took the brave decision to quit Anfield and join one of Europe’s current superpowers.

"Although of course Liverpool is a big club, I would like to see Steven at a big international club,” said the Paris St Germain forward. "For me, a fantastic player can make the difference in every country wherever he plays. I'm pretty sure Steven would do that also."

Despite this advice from Ibrahimovic - who has won two Dutch titles, six Italian titles, and one Spanish title during a career which has taken in Ajax, Juventus, Internazionale, Milan and Barcelona – Gerrard insists he has no plans to quit his beloved Reds.

"I'm a big fan of Zlatan but I'm not going to take his advice," he said. "I am very happy at Liverpool and in my opinion I am at one of the biggest clubs in the world, a team that has won the European Cup five times. So I'm happy where I am, but thanks for his opinion."

During his time in the red half of Merseyside, Gerrard can boast of winning the UEFA Champions League in 2005, two FA Cups, three League Cups and the Uefa Cup, but the one trophy which remains elusive – and in all likelihood has now escaped him – is the league title, which has not resided at Anfield since 1990.

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