Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard is part of my Liverpool plans
Brendan Rodgers is desperate to keep the Liverpool captain beyond his current contract
Brendan Rodgers has reiterated that Steven Gerrard is part of his plans for Liverpool.
Earlier this week, the Reds captain revealed that he hasn’t spoken to the 18-time English champions about a new contract with his current deal set to expire next May.
He’s been a brilliant captain for me. I want to keep him here
The 34-year-old, who has captained Liverpool to a Champions League crown, the FA Cup and League Cup, stated that he would be open to a move away from Anfield if a new offer fails to materialise.
But Liverpool manager Rodgers is confident that the club will put together a new package befitting their long-serving skipper.
“I explained to Steven’s representative that I want him to be part of what we’re doing here,” Rodgers said.
“He’s been a brilliant captain for me. I want to keep him here.”
Rodgers added: “I relayed that information to the owners.
“I’m sure they’ll go away with that and with Steven’s representatives, hopefully organise a deal. He’s a unique player and a unique person.”