Brendan Rodgers has confirmed reports of an imminent Steven Gerrard contract offer…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his desire to keep club captain Steven Gerrard at Anfield beyond the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of the season.
Reports in TalkSport explain that the 34-year-old, whose existing deal expires in June, had raised the possibility of leaving his home-town club with no new deal on the table.
However, Liverpool officials have now confirmed their desire to make a contract offer, and that has been backed up by Rodgers comments, with the Reds boss discussing the matter after his side’s 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United on Saturday lunchtime.
Rodgers said: “It’s quite straightforward. I had a meeting with Steven’s representative explaining the situation. I very much want him to be a part of what we are doing here.
“He’s been a brilliant captain for me. I relayed that to the ownership. I’m sure he will go away with that and hopefully his representative will organise a deal. Steven is very much part of what I’m doing here. He’s a unique player, a unique talent.
Gerrard has been at Liverpool for his entire career so far and is still very much the heartbeat of his team, so much so that it is hard to imagine the Merseyside giants without him.
Many of this current Liverpool squad is young or new to the club, and Gerrard’s departure would leave a gaping hole in terms of experience and overall identity and culture of the Reds.