Brendan Rodgers delighted with Steven Gerrard extension

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard celebrates his goal against Norwich on January 19, 2013
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits that he is "delighted" with Steven Gerrard's new contract at the club.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he is "delighted" with Steven Gerrard's contract extension at the club.

The 33-year-old midfielder signed a new deal until 2015 on Monday.

"I'm absolutely delighted, as you can imagine," Sky Sports News quotes Rodgers as saying.

"I've talked throughout pre-season about wanting to bring other players into the group, but this was one of the - if not the - most important signings for us.

"He's an icon here at the football club - a real iconic figure for players and supporters."

Gerrard has scored 159 goals in 630 appearances for Liverpool following his debut in 1998.

Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring a penalty and the winner against Spurs on March 10, 2013
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