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Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has vowed to keep skipper Steven Gerrard at Anfield.

Gerrard, who earlier in the week hinted he may leave Liverpool in pursuit of honours, inspired the club to a 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory over Olympiakos, which guaranteed the Reds a place in the knock-out stages.

His performance will have alerted potential suitors, but Parry insists the midfielder will not be sold.

“We have no intention of letting him go, ever,” Parry told the Daily Mail. “And I mean ever.

“We have no intention of selling him under any circumstances.”

Parry has already spoken to Gerrard about his pre-game statements and believes the club and player are pulling in the same direction.

“What Stevie said the other day merely reflects the same sentiments that both he and I expressed after all the speculation about Chelsea last summer,” added Parry.

“His ambition and hunger for success is exactly the same as mine and Rafa’s.

“I have spoken to Stevie about the way things are developing and I understand and totally respect what he wants from his career.

“He wants to win the game’s top honours and if we can deliver that, I am convinced he will remain a Liverpool player.

“The manager has a record that no one in Europe can better over the past three years. What did he come to Anfield for? It wasn’t with the aim of finishing fourth.”

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