Steven Gerrard deal at Liverpool on boss Brendan Rodgers' agenda


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to open talks with midfielder Steven Gerrard over a new contract.

Gerrard, 32, made his 625th appearance for the Reds in the 2-1 victory at Aston Villa on Sunday, scoring the winning goal from the penalty spot.

His current deal expires at the end of the 2013-14 season.

"A new contract is something on the agenda - it will happen in due course," said Rodgers. "Can Gerrard play on into his late 30s? Absolutely, no question."

Apart from the goal, Gerrard was also a key figure in the lead up to the equaliser at Villa Park and made a vital clearance off the line.

Rodgers revealed afterwards that his skipper had been given a pre-match injection in his heel to enable him to play.

"Steven is a remarkable man. Look at his fitness level, and his running ability. He has been like that the majority of the season.
Source: BBC Sport