Brendan Rodgers wants Steven Gerrard to end his career at Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has labeled Steven Gerrard’s extension contract as a serious matter. The Anfield boss believes Liverpool should work on a new contract with Steven Gerrard as soon as possible in order to ward off potential suitors for his charismatic captain.
Steven Gerrard, who is dubbed as Captain Fantastic many times, is considered to be one of the best midfielders in the world. The 32-year-old England international showed that age was of no matter to him when it came to delivering results. The midfield veteran helped Liverpool thrash Fulham 4-0 by scoring a goal and providing two assists.
The England captain has 16 months remaining on his current contract with Liverpool. Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to offer Steven Gerrard a lucrative new contract that ensures the midfield maestro spends his entire career at Liverpool.
“He is vital to us, and I recognize that. I know he has 16 months left on his contract, but I would want him to go beyond that for this club and this team,” Brendan Rodgers was quoted by the Daily Mirror.
Brendan Rodgers plans to revitalize Liverpool with new blood. However, the young manager understands the impact Steven Gerrard has on the team, which is why he wants the skipper to have an important role in Liverpool’s future.
The former Swansea City manager told reporters that Steven Gerrard was the extremely important to the development of Liverpool Football Club. Steven Gerrard has spent his entire career at Liverpool. The English midfielder broke into the first team in 1998 and since then he has appeared in 609 games and scored 153 goals for Liverpool.
“He [Steven Gerrard] has been an inspirational captain for us, he has been a huge figure in the development of this team. We are improving, we are growing, and he has influenced that,” Brendan Rodgers continued.
“Absolutely I would want him to stay beyond his current contract and extend it - there is absolutely no question about that.”
Liverpool have tried to build a replacement for Steven Gerrard in recent years. Jordan Henderson and Jonjo Shelvey have been tested in Steven Gerrard’s position, but none have matched the creativity or the work-rate of Captain Fantastic.