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Steven Gerrard Orders Liverpool Chiefs To Hand Brendan Rodgers New Long Term Contract

Skipper wants manager to stay at Anfield for the long haul.

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called for the club’s owners to stop dragging their feet and tie manager Brendan Rodgers down to a new long term contract, according to the Liverpool Echo.

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The Reds boss will enter the final 12-months of his current deal in the summer and Gerrard believes the time is right to reward Rodgers for the good work he has done at the club over the past two seasons.

Rodgers recently confirmed that preliminary negotiations over an extension have yet to begin with the clubs owners, John W Henry and Tom Werner, who are believed to be keen on postponing talks until the summer.

But talismanic skipper Gerrard believes that Sunday’s 3-0 victory over arch-rivals Manchester United is the perfect place to start fresh talks over an extension.

“Brendan has been a revelation,” Gerrard said.

“From week to week he is helping us improve and get better and he has been an absolute breath of fresh air to this football club. I am sure the rest of the players would echo what I am saying.

“I am absolutely delighted he is here and I just hope that there is a lot of movement in Boston now because they have got to get him signed up as soon as possible.

“When players are in this situation with a year to go and you want to keep hold of them so desperately, then the club reacts really quickly and gets it sorted. For me, I think he deserves a very long contract here and I think he is perfect for this club.”

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