Gerrard to get new Anfield deal until 2016 — Rodgers

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LONDON – will offer Steven Gerrard a new at end of season to keep him at Anfield until at least 2016, according to Brendan Rodgers.

Rodgers said this on Saturday in London as 33-year-old midfielder’s current expires in 2015.

He said Gerrard had played a major role in club’s drive towards a first English title since 1990.

“Steven will be we look to get a to in the summer,” Rodgers told the Echo.

a year to go, it’s something we will address. I believe Steven will play beyond 2015. He is a player who has really shown qualities this season.

“Come the summer, he will still only be 34. Looking towards the future, I still think he’s going to be a key part of our squad.”

has been Gerrard’s only professional club for 16-season career.

He has been the club’s best player ability to the game by the scruff of the neck a surging run into the box or a thunderbolt range.

This season, however, Rodgers has used him in a deeper role, allowing him to mastermind play in front of the defence and help unleash Liverpool’s potent force.

“He has dropped into a new position and played it seamlessly.

“His intelligence in the game is to none. He is improving all the time,” Rodgers added.

“It’s where he has been brilliant for me as a and as a player this season and I would like that to continue. (Reuters/NAN)