Liverpool morning news: Gerrard set for new contract; £8m defender linked

A select round-up of morning news relating to Liverpool

Steven Gerrard will be offered a new deal at Liverpool according to reports.

The Reds captain is out of contract in the summer of 2015, but Brendan Rodgers has told the Liverpool Echo that is something the club will look to resolve.

“Steven will be the one we look to get a contract to in the summer,” Rodgers said.

“I believe Steven will play beyond 2015. He is a player who has really shown his qualities this season.”

He certainly has, and he is a player whose experience and ability will be vital as the club looks to build on their impressive campaign, whatever happens on the final day.

In other news, the Daily Mail claims Liverpool are set to renew their interest in Manchester City defender Micah Richards in the close-season.

Richards has long been linked with a possible move to Anfield, and the report claims he could head to the Reds after turning down a new five-year deal at the Etihad.

City will reportedly request at least £8million for the player, whose versatility is said to be one of the reasons Rodgers is so interested in him.

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