Date: 20th September 2011 at 6:11pm
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Liverpool’s captain and talisman came close to leaving Anfield for the bright lights of London, and more specifically a team who gave him an opportunity to win a title, not once but twice. In June 2004 his head was turned by a £20 million offer from Chelsea, but it was a year later that Gerrard came closest to a move. Chelsea tabled a £32 million bid and Gerrard submitted a transfer request – only to have a change of heart.