Liverpool are set to open formal contract discussions with Steven Gerrard this week, as reported by the Daily Express.
There has been increasing speculation over Gerrard’s future in recent weeks, with his deal set to expire at the end of the season.
The Reds have given little indication that they were pushing to sign him to a new deal before today, but it now seems as though Brendan Rodgers is particularly keen to sign his talismanic captain to a new contract.
As a result, Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre is set to open discussions with Gerrard’s representative Struan Marshall, with the intention of thrashing out a new agreement.
Gerrard is hopeful of extending his career past the end of the season, and if new terms can’t be agreed, clubs overseas can make him offers from the 1st of January.
This might mean that, should a deal not be agreed, Gerrard would end his long association with the Anfield club, which has seen him play for no other club.