Brendan Rodgers wants Steven Gerrard to remain at Liverpool after his captain revealed he could leave in the summer having not been offered a new deal. The 34-year-old, who is a one-club man, said this week that he would not be retiring just yet and could continue his playing career away from Anfield.
“I explained to Steven’s representative that I want him to be part of what we’re doing here,” the Reds boss said. “He’s been a brilliant captain for me. I want to keep him here.” Rodgers added: “I relayed that information to the owners.
“I’m sure they’ll go away with that and with Steven’s representatives, hopefully organise a deal. He’s a unique player and a unique person.”
Rodgers added that Liverpool were short of confidence in attack after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat in the early kick-off at Newcastle left them nine points behind leaders Chelsea who stretched that margin to 12 points when they beat QPR 2-1 later that afternoon.
The Reds were third in the Premier League at this stage last season and had scored 17 goals, but with Luis Suarez sold and fellow striker Daniel Sturridge injured they have been less of a threat.