Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has claimed that Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid have all attempted to secure his signature. Gerrard has been committed to Liverpool and had no intention of leaving his home-town team.
Gerrard claimed that Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson were in contention to secure his signature. Mourinho made several attempts to sign the player during his time at Chelsea and also while at Madrid but Gerrard was very clear with his decision and wanted to stay at Anfield.
Speaking about Mourinho's approach during his Chelsea days, Gerrard said "This club weren't really challenging at the time, so there was something to think about. But I ended up saying no and a year later I said no again."
"But he came back when he arrived at Real Madrid two years ago. I look at some players who get interest from clubs like Real Madrid and Barcelona and they cause absolute wars to get out and get there. But that has never been me and, again, it just wasn't going to happen. I was happy here. I was settled. I thought all that had gone really."
Gerrard revealed that he was flattered by United's interest as Ferguson wanted to secure the signature of the England International.
"It was flattering back then because the two best managers around wanted me to play in their teams," he continued.
"Gary Neville said he wanted me. But you understand that playing for Manchester United would have been impossible. I never would have wanted to play for Manchester United. They are a fantastic club but that rivalry is there, and it's why Gary could not have played for us either.
"Don't get me wrong. It was flattering that, after everything he has done in the game, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted me to play in his team. But that was an impossible situation."
In this modern era of football where players leave clubs in search of glory, honors and money, Gerrard has been very loyal to his club. In spite of various offers from best teams in the world, Gerrard has made it clear that he is in no mood to leave Liverpool.