Last Updated: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:57
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is set to open talks with Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard about tying him down to a new deal.
The Reds boss is well aware how important the 32-year-old midfielder is to his future plans for success at Anfield and does not want to waste time when it comes to ensuring he will put pen-to-paper on fresh terms.
Gerrard has not missed a minute of Premier League action with Liverpool in their 30 matches so far and it is thought Rodgers will look to extend his stay for at least another two years.
He told the Liverpool official website: "It's something he and I are about to discuss, then I will take that through to the board upstairs. There's no doubt this is a player who has given so much to the club, but he's also got a lot more to give as well.
"His focus has been to concentrate on the team getting better and improving but it's obviously something I want him to know, that he's very much a part of what we are doing here, and that's something we will look at between now and the summer.
"He's not one of those who takes it easy once or twice in a week because he has a game. He has his foot to the floor every day. That's why he's the man and the player he is. He's an incredible player and I've never thought about replacing him because he has many more years left in him."
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