Brendan Rodgers hopeful Liverpool will tie up new Steven Gerrard deal

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he wants to keep skipper Steven Gerrard at Anfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, October 25, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers gives instructions to captain Steven Gerrard against Hull City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The 34-year-old Gerrard, whose existing deal expires in June next year, had raised the possibility of leaving his home-town club with no new deal on the table.

However, speaking after his side's 1-0 Premier League defeat at Newcastle on Saturday afternoon, Rodgers said: "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."

Gerrard had previously told the Daily Mail on Friday, “I can only worry about this season because I’m only contracted until May.

“As it stands at the moment, I’m here until the end of the season and want to make the most of it. I certainly won’t be retiring this summer. I will play beyond this season.

“We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision. If they don’t come then I will see what’s out there.”

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