Liverpool morning news, Club to look at three contracts, Gerrard walking suspension tightrope

Glen Johnson

A selection of the latest news involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that sorting out a new contract for Glen Johnson is a priority – and has said they will be looking at the contracts of Jon Flanagan and Jordan Henderson as well.

Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: “No contracts will be looked at until the summer but his will be a priority for us, especially if he continues in the form he is in.

“We have other players like Jon Flanagan who only has one year left, while Jordan Henderson only has two years left. They have been great and we want to look at those contracts.

“That’s something that will be for the summer. The players can do themselves no harm by continuing to play in the form they are in. The club will then take a close look at it.”

Steven Gerrard will continue to play his normal game despite being close to a two game ban as a result of the amount of bookings he has picked up.

Rodgers says he has spoken to his skipper – who will have to watch his step up to, and including, the 13th April if he is to avoid a ban.

The Liverpool boss said: “He has to be careful in some areas of the field but I think the message is he just has to play his natural game.

“I think if you try to change things too much it will take away from your game.

Academy product Jordan Rossiter signed his first professional deal with Liverpool yesterday, on his 17th birthday.

Under-21 boss Alex Inglethorpe spoke to the official Liverpool website about the midfielder, saying: “Jordan has worked very hard this season.

"The contract is a recognition given to allow him more time to develop and evolve. He's a level-headed young man who knows hard work is necessary for him to continue his development."

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