Steven Gerrard has announced that he hopes to extend his contract at Liverpool by three years and is pleased to be part of Brendan Rodgers’ new regime at Anfield.
His current deal expires in summer 2014, but the England midfielder believes he can continue playing in the Premier League for at least three more years, by which time he will be 35.
The Liverpool captain has been plagued with injury over the past twelve months, suffering from an ankle infection and problems with his groin.
However, Gerrard has recently revealed that he has returned to fitness and “feels physically strong”.
Gerrard has welcomed the change in management and new approach Rodgers has brought to the club.
“I’m enjoying playing under Brendan Rodgers. The training is good, it’s a very exciting time, and hopefully I can continue to play and to contribute under the new regime,” said Gerrard.
However, the Anfield star realises his age is a factor in regards to his role in the first team. “It’s getting more difficult for older players. It shows how well Giggs and Scholes have done. You need a manager who’ll play you at the right times – which is what Brendan Rodgers is doing with myself now.”