Liverpool waiting on Gerrard contract extension

Liverpool are yet to offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract, with manager Brendan Rodgers revealing a new deal will depend largely on the player, according to ESPN.

Gerrard’s current contract expires at the end of the season and he signed a one-year extension last summer, but will be able to speak with clubs in Europe from January 1. Rodgers confirmed no talks have started but insisted there isn’t a question mark over the 34-year-old’s ability to withstand Premier League football.

“It is something we are looking at as a club, and with Steven and how he feels,” he said. “He is still in a real good physical condition. He’s 34, he trains every day, he never needs a day’s rest. He wants to work.

“This is a genuine superstar and this country hasn’t produced many of them. He’s been a genuine world class player for so many years,” Rodgers continued. “How he still strikes a ball, there aren’t many like him, both with his passing and his shooting. He will play and prepare himself right the way through to the very end. When that is we will see.”

Gerrard will turn 35 shortly after the end of the current season and has made more than 600 appearances for the Reds, scoring more than 175 goals, including the opener in Saturday’s 1-1 Merseyside derby draw against Everton. Gerrard also won 114 caps for England before retiring from international duty after the World Cup.

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