By ESPNSTAR.com staff
After returning from a loan spell at Empoli in 2007, former Juventus youth player Marchisio broke into the club's starting 11 when then manager Claudio Ranieri's squad was hit by a multitude of injuries. The midfielder's conscientiousness won over the Bianconeri faithful and he has been ever present for the team since.
Speaking to Tuttosport, Marchisio revealed that he hoped to emulate Liverpool's Steven Gerrard by staying at Juventus for the rest of his career.
"I am feeling very young and I have an ongoing contract with Juventus. My dream is that when my contract expires in 2016, Juve offer me another five-year deal to keep me here until 2021," he shared.
"People have likened me to Steven Gerrard, and I would love to be identified with only one team just like him."
The Serie A champions' recent success has been attributed largely to a strong and dynamic midfield. Being a part of the group, Marchisio is keen to find out if his team-mates can rise up to the challenge of taking on midfielders from other Champions League clubs.
"I do not know of many midfields that are stronger than ours. You could think about Bayern, even though they have a different style of play than us. And then there's Spain, which brings forward Barcelona's midfield," he said.
"This Champions League campaign will show where we stand and whether Arturo and I are at that level yet. Andrea has already conquered the world and proven his worth."
Juventus welcome Shakhtar Donetsk for their Champions League Group E fixture tonight [Tuesday].