Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is confident Steven Gerrard wants to stay after talks with the club captain. The former Fulham manager held talks with Gerrard, his deputy Jamie Carragher and the academy ambassador, Kenny Dalglish, at the club's training ground, Melwood last week.
"I anticipate there might be a situation where other big clubs will try and sign Steven, but he gave no indication that he wanted to leave," Hodgson told LFC Weekly. "Nobody at the club wants him to go so I will be doing my utmost to make sure he stays. I am confident he will.
"I think they [the talks] went splendidly. I was very happy to meet the players and, of course, Kenny who I already know so well. I was delighted to see how positive they are. Everybody is looking forward to the new season."
He continued: "Obviously Steven and Jamie are the playing heartbeat of the club and it's very important we keep people like that with us."