Gerrard commits to Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England -- England captain Steven Gerrard ended speculation about his future Tuesday, committing to Liverpool following a meeting with new coach Roy Hodgson.

Gerrard and Spain striker Fernando Torres have both been linked with transfers away from Liverpool. Gerrard revealed Tuesday he was excited to start the new season at Anfield.

"I made it clear that I simply needed to concentrate on the World Cup and then have a decent holiday with my family," Gerrard told Liverpool's website. "I wanted the chance to meet Roy Hodgson privately and, having done so, I'm very impressed with his plans for the future of the team.

"I've only returned to training today at Melwood with some of the other World Cup players, but I can't wait for the new season to start."

Liverpool signed fellow England player Joe Cole on Monday, and Gerrard added "it will be fantastic to play alongside him in a red shirt for Liverpool."


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