Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard set to pen contract extension in the summer

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard expects to pen a contract extension with the Merseyside outfit in the summer

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Steven Gerrard has scored nine league goals this season Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard says he expects to sign a contract extension with Liverpool in the summer.

The 32-year-old’s current deal is set to expire in 13 months, with the Reds skipper entering talks with the Merseyside outfit over a new deal to extend his career by another few seasons.

“Talks have started but I think it is something that will get sorted at the end of the season,” Gerrard told the Guardian.

“It’s not a stand-off or anything like that. They want me to extend, I want to extend, it’s just a matter of time, really.

“How long for I’m not too sure yet. That’s under discussion at the moment. But it will get sorted one way or another in the summer.”

Gerrard has shaken off his injury problems from recent years to feature in every minute of Liverpool’s Premier League campaign until being withdrawn in the second half of their 6-0 victory over Newcastle United last weekend.

The Reds skipper has also proven that he can still have a big impact on top-flight matches, scoring nine goals and making nine assists in 35 Premier League appearances.

Despite his impressive form, Gerrard admits he is nearing the twilight of his career with the captain’s close friend and long-term team-mate Jamie Carragher set to retire at the end of the season.

“I’m not saying I can see the finishing line but it does let you know that you’re in the final stages of your career,” he added.

“People think I am a similar age to Carra because we’re quite close and have played together so long, but there’s two-and-a-half years difference. That tells you probably how long I have left.”

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