I want Gerrard to stay, reveals Liverpool boss

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he wants captain Steven Gerrard to remain at Anfield next season.

Gerrard, 34, is out of contract in June and recently spoke about leaving the club if a new deal wasn’t offered.

However, Rodgers insists the former England midfielder is still part of his plans and a new deal is on its way.

The former Swansea boss said after the defeat to Newcastle: “It’s quite straightforward.

“I had a meeting with Steven’s representative explaining the situation. I very much want him to be a part of what we are doing here.

“He’s been a brilliant captain for me. I relayed that to the ownership.

“I’m sure he will go away with that and hopefully his representative will organise a deal.

“Steven is very much part of what I’m doing here. He’s a unique player, a unique talent and I fully expect him to stay at the club.”