Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool Wants Steven Gerrard To Sign New Contract

Steven Gerrard penalty vs FulhamWhile Steven Gerrard’s game continues to evolve, Liverpool wants him to stay put.

On Friday, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said that club intends to offer Gerrard a new contract this summer.

“Steven will be one we look to get a contract to in the summer,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo, according to LiverpoolFC.com “With a year to go, it’s something we will address.

“I believe Steven will play beyond 2015. He is a player who has really shown his qualities this season.

“Come the summer, he will still only be 34. Looking towards the future, I still think he’s going to be a key part of our squad.”

Gerrard signed his current contract last July. Since then, Gerrard has since adopted a new role, led Liverpool to UEFA Champions League qualification and was voted onto the 2013-14 PFA Team of the Season.

Gerrard’s current contract expires after the 2014-15 season, but Rodgers wants the Liverpool captain to stay by his side beyond next summer.

“It’s one where he has been brilliant for me as a captain and as a player this season and I would like that to continue.

“Most clubs, especially bigger clubs, recognize now that once a player gets over a certain age you have to look at a contract’s duration.

“But for me Steven still has so much to offer and I really want him beside me here working on the field.”

Gerrard made his Liverpool debut in 1998 and has played his entire career for the club. A new contract would increase the likelihood that Gerrard retires as a Liverpool player.

That’s the way it should be.

Photo via LiverpoolFC.com

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