No contract offer for Steven Gerrard, says Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers plays down reports claiming captain Steven Gerrard has been offered a new contract

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Steven Gerrard scored in Liverpool's 4-0 victory over Fulham at the weekend Photo: Back Page Images

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Brendan Rodgers has dismissed reports claiming that Steven Gerrard has been offered a new contract by Liverpool.

The Reds captain has 18 months left to run on his current deal and was rumoured to be close to agreeing a new contract with the Merseysiders.

But although Rodgers would be keen to extend Gerrard’s deal further down the line, the Northern Irishman insists that there are no plans to offer the 32-year-old a new contract any time soon.

“I’ve seen some stuff about Steven being offered a new contract but that hasn’t been the case,” said Rodgers.

“He still has 18 months or so on his deal but there is no doubt come the end of that he is still going to be in great condition.”

Rodgers added: “He is 32 now and you saw at the weekend his brilliant performance. He is playing a slightly different role in this team in terms of responsibility because he has a lot of younger talents around him.

“He hasn’t scored nearly the number of goals he has in previous years but there are a number of reasons for that, but it is certainly not because of his quality. I really believe once that contract is up we’ll sit down and look to extend that.”

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