Brendan Rodgers confident stars will stay at Liverpool

A number of Liverpool players are out of contract in the summer.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that there will be no mass exodus from Anfield in the summer, according to ESPN.

A number of players in his squad have so far failed to commit their futures to the squad, with captain Steven Gerrard the high-profile departure when he joins MLS side LA Galaxy on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The Reds have also lost Spaniard Suso to AC Milan this month, while Jon Flanagan, Kolo Toure, Brad Jones and Glen Johnson are all out of contract at the end of the season.

There are also several top players who currently have just 18 months left on their contracts, including Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Rickie Lambert.

However, the manager does not believe that there will be a mass exodus and that new deals will be arranged for his players.

"We can't have three or four leaving - it is about the needs of the team," ESPN quotes Rodgers as saying.

"The intention is to keep the senior players because of the mix of the group.

"For our young players to develop, they will need seniority around them. You can't just have a group of young players."

Rodgers recently stated that Liverpool are in talks with Raheem Sterling and Phillipe Coutinho over extending their deals, according to The Daily Mail, while claiming that he is keen to sign Glen Johnson to a new deal to ensure there is a basis of experience at the club, as reported by The Liverpool Echo.

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