Liverpool morning news: Gerrard deal imminent, injury boost for Real Madrid trip

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A round up of news stories this morning about Liverpool.

Liverpool are expected to hand Steven Gerrard a deal, which will keep him at the club for the rest of his career.

Gerrard admitted yesterday that he would consider leaving Liverpool if he wasn’t offered a new contract at the end of this season.

“It had always been the club's plan to sign up Steven, but given his comments yesterday that deal will be done immediately,” sources told the Irish Independent.

Gareth Bale has been rated as a major injury doubt for Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League game against Liverpool next week.

The ex-Spurs star also missed the first group game between the teams, which Real Madrid won 3-0.

He won’t play this weekend as he looks to recover from a muscle injury.

Brendan Rodgers has admitted that frequently using younger players in his first team is going to lead to mistakes.

Rodgers has made it a feature of his managerial reign at Anfield to give youngsters a chance frequently.

“With young players, you get mistakes. Then there is the lifestyle. You have adaptation, new players coming into a different way of life,” said the boss.

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