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Liverpool To Reward Captain Steven Gerrard With New 12-Month Contract Extension

Englishman will still be at the Reds now past his 36th birthday. 

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Liverpool are set to hand influential skipper Steven Gerrard a new contract to extend the midfielder’s stay at Anfield until 2016, according to exclusive reports in the Liverpool Echo.

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The England international captain’s current deal with the Reds runs until June 2015, however, the club’s head coach Brendan Rodgers says that Gerrard will be given a 12-month extension to that contract when the current campaign comes to a close later this month.

And that will mean that Gerrard will still be playing for the Merseyside giants past his 36th birthday, although the Northern Irishman says that he has absolutely no concerns whatsoever about his inspirational leader’s form or fitness going forward after the season that he is currently enjoying.

“Steven will be one we look to get a contract to in the summer,” Rodgers said.

“With a year to go, it’s something we will address.

“I believe Steven will play beyond 2015. He is a player who has really shown his qualities this season.

“Come the summer, he will still only be 34. Looking towards the future, I still think he’s going to be a key part of our squad.

“He has dropped into a new position and played it seamlessly. His intelligence in the game is second to none. He is improving all the time.

“It’s one where he has been brilliant for me as a captain and as a player this season and I would like that to continue.

“Most clubs, especially bigger clubs, recognise now that once a player gets over a certain age you have to look at a contract’s duration.

“But for me Steven still has so much to offer and I really want him beside me here working on the field.”

Gerrard has so far managed to register a highly impressive total of 14 goals and 12 assists in his 37 matches in all competitions, including 13 strikes and 11 assists in his 32 Premier League outings for the top-flight leaders.

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