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Gerrard can play into his late 30s - Liverpool's Rodgers

Steven Gerrard can easily play into his late 30s according to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Despite recent injury worries, Gerrard has been back to his best this season prompting Rodgers to speak positively about what the future holds for the 32-year old England captain.

"Can Gerrard play on into his late 30s? Absolutely, no question," he said after seeing the Reds skipper score the winner in the 2-1 triumph at Aston Villa today.

"Guys who do that like Giggs, Scholes, McAllister, it is not what they are doing now, it is what they have done earlier in their careers, when they were 17, 18, 19, 20.

"That's what allows you to play on. Gerrard has every chance to play on into his late 30s.

"He is 32 and wants to improve, he is England captain and wants to improve. He is still looking at areas he wants to improve on and just his enthusiasm to play football is remarkable."

He added: "A new contract is something on the agenda. It will happen in due course."

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