Liverpool offers Steven Gerrard new contract

Steven GerrardLiverpool captain Steven Gerrard had been offered a new contract by the club, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday.

“Firstly in terms of the club the latest is that Steven Gerrard and his representatives have been offered a contract here and at this moment in time that’s where it’s at,” Rodgers said at a news conference ahead of Liverpool’s match away to bottom of the Premier League Leicester on Tuesday.

“It certainly won’t be money,” the Northern Irishman added. “I’ve spoken to him enough times at length and that won’t be the case.

“Between now and the end of the season he deserves the opportunity to think.”

Former England midfielder Gerrard, 34, has spent his entire 16-year professional career at home town side Liverpool.

However, in October he said he could leave Anfield if he wasn’t offered a new deal.

“I won’t be retiring this summer,” said Gerrard, whose current contract expires in May.

“I will play beyond this season. We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision.”

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