New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson is confident Steven Gerrard will remain at the club after he held personal talks with the Reds captain.
The 62-year-old met the England midfielder and vice-captain Jamie Carragher on his first day at the club and despite concern over Gerrard's future Hodgson said the player did not even raise the issue.
"Obviously Steven and Jamie are the playing heartbeat of the club and it's very important we keep people like that with us," he said.
"I anticipate there might be a situation where other big clubs will try to 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."