Date: 6th February 2015 at 9:45pm
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Steven Gerrard has urged the club to offer new contracts to key duo Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling, reports the Liverpool Echo.

There have been concerns as to how long it has taken for the club to tie the pair down to new long term deals, and the departing skipper has urged them to resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

“They need to sign him (Raheem) now,” Gerrard said.

“He knows what I want him to do. Not just him, Jordan Henderson as well.

“When I was coming through at Liverpool, every time you got within a couple of years left your contract would be renewed and there would no worrying or panic stage, but I see Henderson with a year left and I see Sterling – it is in the paper too much and I know there is no smoke without fire.

“So, for me, the message to the club is to get these done sharpish because these are the future of the club and I want to watch this team do well, in cup finals and challenging for the league.

“Those players, Sterling, Henderson – Coutinho and Sturridge who just signed up – they are the ones who are going to deliver, so it’s vital they get them done before it is too late.”