Brendan Rodgers expects captain Steven Gerrard to prolong his incredible career with Liverpool even further following the midfielder's retirement from international football this week.

The No.8 was an inspirational figure behind the Reds' remarkable challenge for the Barclays Premier League title last season, battling Manchester City until the final day of the campaign.

Having suffered disappointment with England at the World Cup this summer, bowing out at the group stage in Brazil, Gerrard called time on his 114-cap story with the Three Lions.

Now he's back on club duty, working hard each day this week to build up fitness in Boston, where Liverpool are based for the opening stage of their United States pre-season tour.

Rodgers is therefore relaxed about the skipper's future intentions at domestic level, explaining his confidence that the team's talisman will extend his deal to remain at Anfield.

"I am very happy that Steven is now going to commit to Liverpool and I am sure that is something that we will look at," the manager commented.

"He is in real good condition and I'm sure it is something that will happen at some point. I know that Steven can continue to play on beyond this season. I have always said that.

"Now he doesn't have international football, he will have that freshness. I think it is something that will be looked at by the club."