Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers eyes new Steven Gerrard deal
Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers says he will look at Steven Gerrard's contract situation before the end of the season
Brendan Rodgers says that he will speak to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard about the midfielder’s contract situation before the end of the season.
The 32-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the 2014 campaign, and Rodgers is keen to keep the England captain as the Northern Irishman aims to reverse the club’s ailing fortunes.
Gerrard, who made his 600th appearance for the Reds in November, has improved after a slow start to the season, netting four times and creating five goals in his last eight Premier League outings.
“Steven and I have spoken a number of times (about a contract), but as yet I don’t believe anything has been done,” Rodgers told the Daily Mirror.
“His feeling the last time we spoke was get through this season and see how that goes.
“His focus is on really helping the group to go forward.
“There’s no doubt that between now and the end of this season the contract will be looked at.”
On Monday, Rodgers admitted Liverpool’s other players could not reply on Gerrard to single-handedly win games after the Reds were beaten 3-2 by Oldham Athletic in the FA Cup.
“I can’t rely on Steven for 70 games,” Rodgers said. “He’s been incredible, but he shouldn’t be expected to have to come and win games on his own.”