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Steven Gerrard tells Liverpool to secure Brendan Rodgers' future

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Liverpool captain has urged the board not to delay the process of offering Reds boss Brendan Rodgers a new contract, telling the Liverpool Echo that the manager has been nothing short of a revelation in his short time at Anfield.

Rodgers has transformed Liverpool into genuine title contenders in the space of under two seasons, building a vibrant young side committed to playing a brand of attacking football spearheaded by strike pairing Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

Gerrard in particular has benefited from working with Rodgers, arguably lengthening his career at the top level by adapting to a deeper midfield role, with the emphasis on using his wide range of passing to full effect.

Despite being this season's success story Rodgers is fast approaching the final year of his current Liverpool contract, a position stance which Gerrard has urged the board to change by offering by offering new terms.

The Reds skipper said: “Brendan has been a revelation. From week to week he is helping us improve and get better and he has been an absolute breath of fresh air to this football club. I am sure the rest of the players would echo what I am saying.

“I am absolutely delighted he is here and I just hope that there is a lot of movement in Boston now because they have got to get him signed up as soon as possible.

“When players are in this situation with a year to go and you want to keep hold of them so desperately, then the club reacts really quickly and gets it sorted. For me, I think he deserves a very long contract here and I think he is perfect for this club.”

Liverpool are a firm part of perhaps the most open title race in Premier League history, sat four points behind league leaders Chelsea with a game in-hand on the table toppers.

Arsenal and Manchester City are also within touching distance of the title as we head towards the business end of the campaign, although Liverpool have a favourable run-in and host Chelsea and City at Anfield before the campaign closes.

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