Brendan Rodgers: Steven Gerrard has been offered new deal by Liverpool
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been offered a new deal by the club, manager Brendan Rodgers told BBC Sports. Terms of the offer were not disclosed.
Gerrard's current deal with the club expires at the end of the season. Rodgers said the captain, who turns 35 in May, will be given time to mull over the new offer.
"It is a big move not just in his life but in terms of committing where his next contract is going to be," said Rodgers.
"There are probably many things Steven would have to think about in a decision like this but it certainly won't be money. I have spoken to him often enough and at length and that won't be the case."
Rogers also shot down rumors of a fallout between he and Gerrard, saying "No, 150 percent no" when asked if there is a rift between them.
"I love working with Steven Gerrard," Rodgers said. "I've enjoyed every single minute. I hope that continues."
In October, Gerrard said he intends to play next season and would sign elsewhere if Liverpool did not put an offer on the table.
In 13 matches this season, Gerrard has scored two goals with one assist. The captain has been criticized for Liverpool's slow start, but Rodgers said last week that he doesn't believe blame should fall on Gerrard.
Liverpool is currently 11th on the Premier League table and will play Leicester City on Tuesday.
- Jack Jorgensen