Steven Gerrard offered new Liverpool contract, confirms Brendan Rodgers…
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club HAVE offered captain Steven Gerrard a new contract, and is hopeful that the 34-year-old midfielder will agree to put pen to paper.
BBC Sport reports that Rodgers, like Gerrard, has now denied rumours of a falling out between the pair. Gerrard has already branded rumours of a fallout as “nonsense”, and his manager was quick to agree.
Speaking at his press conference, which comes ahead of Tuesday’s game with Leicester City, Rodgers replied: “No, 150% no,” when asked about the potential issues between himself and his skipper.
Rodgers also said Gerrard will be given time to consider the offer, but added that money would not be an issue: “It is a big move not just in his life but in terms of committing where his next contract is going to be.”
“There are probably many things Steven would have to think about in a decision like this but it certainly won’t be money. I have spoken to him often enough and at length and that won’t be the case.
“Everyone knows his history at this club. What a player he has been, and still is. I see his talent every day and just need to manage that and think how it can be most effective. I love working with Steven Gerrard. I’ve enjoyed every single minute. I hope that continues.”
Gerrard revealed in October he could join another club if he is not offered a new contract, and with his current deal expiring in May, the former England captain is of course free to seek pastures new if he should so wish.
“I will play beyond this season,” Gerrard said at the time. “We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision.”