Liverpool morning news, Gerrard amongst five players to have contract talks

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

Liverpool will open contract talks with their captain Steven Gerrard this week according to several national newspapers. 

Gerrard's contract is up in the summer and there has been some uncertainty surrounding the 34-year-old's future, having given an interview stating he intends to continue his playing career, but had no approach from Liverpool over a new deal.

However, manager Brendan Rodgers recently opened dialogue with Gerrard's representatives over a new deal.

The Daily Express and Daily Telegraph have also mentioned talks are underway to secure a number of players to new deals at the club.

The names of Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson, Philppe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling have all been mentioned across those two particular pieces. 

Reds' legend John Aldridge has described Gerrard as the greatest player to ever pull on a Liverpool shirt, putting him ahead of Kenny Dalglish.

Aldridge said that Dalglish played with world class internationals, where as Gerrard has played with players who weren't of the same standard.

He told TalkSport: "The one thing for me why Steven Gerrard shades King Kenny and all the rest, is that when Kenny played, he played with ten world class internationals – every one of them was brilliant.

“Steve Gerrard on the other hand, with all due respect, has played with some players over the past 15 years who wouldn’t have even got into our reserve side in the past.

“He has carried the team, pulled us on and has won things singlehandedly at times."

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