Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has ordered the club to get Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson signed up to a new contract.
The 34-year-old will depart Anfield at the end of the season after turning down a new contract at his boyhood club, having grown frustrated at not being offered a new deal last summer.
And he has warned the club they must get the duo tied down to new deals before it’s too late.
As quoted on the Sky Sports website, he said: “They need to sign him (Sterling) now. He knows what I want him to do, not just him but Jordan Henderson as well.
“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.
“I see Henderson with a year left, Sterling – it’s in the paper too much and there is no smoke without fire. For me the message to the club is to get these done sharpish.
“These (players) are the future of the club and I want to watch this team do well. I want to see them in cup finals, I want to see them challenging for leagues, and it is them – Sterling, Henderson, Daniel Sturridge, Coutinho who they have just signed up – who are the players who are going to deliver.
“It’s vital we get them done before it’s too late.”