Steven Gerrard says it will only be a matter of time before he extends his contract at Liverpool.

He is set to sign this summer as his contract expires in 13 months' time.

Gerrard has always said he would want to continue playing football until Liverpool no longer want him - and the Merseyside club just can't seem to get enough of their midfield maestro.

The England national team captain has taken part in every one of Liverpool's matches this season, and he equalled his previous longest appearance run from the 2006/07 season by starting against rivals Everton on Sunday.

Liverpool value his skill and leadership and would like him to continue to lead the club as he has for many years. Speaking to the press, Gerrard stated: "They want me to extend, I want to extend, so it's just a matter of time really."

The Guardian also quoted him saying: "Talks have started, but I think it is something that will get sorted at the end of the season."

When asked about the length of the contract, he added: "How long for I'm not too sure yet. That's under discussion at the moment. But it will get sorted one way or another at the end of the summer."

Gerrard's team-mate and close friend, Jamie Carragher, announced he will be retiring at the end of the season. In regards to that, Gerrard stated: "People think I am a similar age to Carra because we are quite close and have played together so long, but there's a two and a half year's difference. That tells you probably how long I have left."

Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, was also asked about the captain's future at the club. He sounded equally eager to keep Gerrard at Anfield.

"He's certainly one I would envisage to be here for a good few years yet," Rodgers commented. "He is very deserving of it. He is a really humble man, who always puts the club first."


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