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Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard will be offered a new two year deal in the summer.

Gerrard has been in outstanding form for the Reds this season during their push for a first league title since 1990.The 33-year-old has relished playing in a deeper role for Rodgers after years as a box-to-box midfield machine.

And the Kop boss believes that transition to a measured defensive midfielder will ensure Gerrard maintains his high levels for several seasons to come.”Steven will be one we look to get a contract to in the summer,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“With a year to go, it’s something we will address. I believe Steven will play beyond 2015. He is a player who has really shown his qualities this season.

“Come the summer, he will still only be 34. Looking towards the future, I still think he’s going to be a key part of our squad.”

“He has dropped into a new position and played it seamlessly. His intelligence in the game is second to none. He is improving all the time.

“It’s one where he has been brilliant for me as a captain and as a player this season and I would like that to continue.

“Most clubs, especially bigger clubs, recognise now that once a player gets over a certain age you have to look at a contract’s duration.”But for me Steven still has so much to offer and I really want him beside me here working on the field.”

Gerrard was at fault for Chelsea’s opening goal in last week’s 2-0 defeat to the Blues at Anfield.

The result handed the initiative back to Manchester City in the title race, with Manuel Pellegrini’s side just three games away from claiming their second title in three seasons.

However, Rodgers says no one at Anfield is blaming Gerrard for that error last weekend, with the sole focus now on beating Crystal Palace on Monday.

“There is no blame attached to him because he has been instrumental in where we are to this day and he will continue to be in the coming years,” Rodgers added.

“Steven has been brilliant on the training field this week. He has narrowed his focus like the team has and now we’re looking forward to playing Crystal Palace.”

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