Brendan Rodgers waited too long to offer Steven Gerrard a new deal, with the Liverpool captain admitting he would have penned a new deal last summer…
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard claims he would have signed a new contract with the club last summer, but he was never offered one, according to the Mirror.
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Having recently revealed that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, Liverpool fans are wondering what could have been done to keep their talismanic midfielder at Anfield.
The retired England international claims he would have remained at the Premier League side if he was offered a contract last summer, but the club waited too long.
“Yes, if a contract had been put in front of me in pre-season I would have signed it,” he said.
“I’d just retired from England to concentrate all my efforts on Liverpool. I didn’t want my club games to be tailored.”
Gerrard claims that it was a chat with Merseyside manager Brendan Rodgers that made his mind up, with the former Swansea boss revealing that he would have to start managing his game time.
The 34-year-old knew that if his game time was being limited this season, then next season things would only get worse. He has no interest in becoming a bit-part player, but doesn’t believe his career is over just yet.