Liverpool have offered Steven Gerrard a new one year rolling contract deal, on the provision of a pay-cut, according to reports on Sunday night.
The Daily Mirror say Gerrard, who celebrated exactly 16 years since his Liverpool debut yesterday, is yet to respond to the club’s offer.
The newspaper reports:
Sources close to the player suggested on Sunday night that he is in no rush to sign a new deal, with a guarantee of a one-year rolling contract on the table.
Gerrard’s current deal expires at the end of the season, with his future at Anfield coming under increased speculation recently.
Worth saying that money is not an issue for Steven Gerrard or #LFC with regards the potential new contract.
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithBBC) November 30, 2014
The former England midfielder was rested from the starting line-up of Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City on Saturday after two matches in the previous seven days.
He came on for Lucas Leiva in the 75th minute, before Glen Johnson scored an 85th minute winner.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed the reports on Monday, saying: “He’s been a offered contract here and should be given time to consider it. It’s not about money.”
After reports of a fall-out with manager Brendan Rodgers in Sunday morning’s tabloids, the 34-year-old moved to rubbish the claims.
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