Man City target Liverpool captain Gerrard

Manchester City will make an attempt to sign Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard if he fails to agree a new contract at Anfield, according to the Daily Mail.

The 34-year-old’s current deal comes to an end in June and so far he has not been offered a contract extension and thus talks have not begun. Man City have already brought Frank Lampard in on loan, while Gerrard recently admitted that his future beyond this season could lie elsewhere.

He has spent his entire career with Liverpool, coming through the club’s academy before making his first-team debut in 1998. He has since gone on to be appointed captain of club and country, and to win every major honour in the domestic and European game bar the Premier League title.

And City boss Manuel Pellegrini has not denied that he could move for Gerrard, who would be free to talk to other clubs in January should a deal not be agreed by then. The Chilean said: ‘I don’t ever rate players on their age. It depends on the money they cost and the number of years they can play for.

‘Like Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard is a top player and he can continue at a high level for a couple more years.’

Meanwhile, Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers insisted that he will do everything to keep Gerrard, saying: ‘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.’

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