Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has voiced his desire for his side to extend the contracts of winger Raheem Sterling and midfielder Jordan Henderson.
The Anfield skipper fears the worst should the club not tie the pair down to new deals before it is too late, as the former England international is set to depart the Merseysiders for LA Galaxy at the end of the season, but feels the pair must remain at the club for the long term.
“They need to sign Sterling now. He knows what I want him to do, not just him but Jordan Henderson as well,” the 34-year-old told Sky Sports.
“When I was coming through at Liverpool, every time you got near a couple of years left, your contract would be renewed. There would be no worrying or panic.”
Henderson’s current deal with the Reds is set to run out at the end of the next campaign, while Raheem Sterling, whose sparkling form has attracted interest from Europe’s elite clubs, having being linked with Real Madrid in recent weeks, is yet to sign a new deal with Brendan Rodgers’s men, with his current contract expiring in 2017.