Steven Gerrard has been offered a new deal by Liverpool Football Club of England says manager Brendan Rodgers. The Reds boss has also denied talk of a rift between himself and the 34 year-old, whose current deal ends at the end of this season.
Gerrard has already branded rumours of fallout as “nonsense”. Rodgers said Gerrard will be given time to consider the offer but added that money would not be an issue.
“It is a big move not just in his life but in terms of committing where his next contract is going to be, 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,” said Rodgers.
Rodgers added: “Everyone knows his history at this club. What a player he has been, and still is. I see his talent every day and just need to manage that and think how it can be most effective. I love working with Steven Gerrard. I’ve enjoyed every single minute. I hope that continues.”
Back in October,Gerrard revealed he could join another club if he is not offered a new contract.
The former England captain, who joined Liverpool’s youth academy at the age of nine, ruled out the possibility of retirement when his current deal expired in May. Rodgers has come under growing criticism following Liverpool’s stuttering start to the season. After finishing second in the English Premier League, EPL table last term they currently lie 11th after losing six of their 13 games.
In the Champions League they are third in their group and must beat FC Basel in their final match to reach the knockout stages.