Rodgers confirms that Steven Gerrard will be offered a new Liverpool deal in the summer 8 years ago

Rodgers confirms that Steven Gerrard will be offered a new Liverpool deal in the summer

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that captain Steven Gerrard will be offered a new contract in the summer.

Gerrard, who has spent his entire career at Anfield, only has 12 months remaining on his current deal and turns 34 later this month.

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However, Rodgers believes that the midfielder’s positional change this season has worked seamlessly, as he moves closer to a holding role, and he fully deserves a new deal.

"Steven will be one we look to get a contract to in the summer," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

"With a year to , 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.

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"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.

"He has dropped into a new position and played it seamlessly. His intelligence in the game is second to none. He is improving all the time.

"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, recognise now that once a player gets over a certain age you have to look at a contract's duration.

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