Rafa has told Vladi to score about 10 goals and help us progressing in the CL to get a new deal.
Taken from .TV:
BOSS: VLADI CAN WIN NEW DEAL
Paul Eaton 03 February 2005
Rafael Benitez has admitted he might offer Vladimir Smicer a new Anfield contract if he plays a major role in Liverpool's push for Champions League football next season.
Smicer made his first appearance of the season as a late substitute during Tuesday's win at Charlton after recovering from knee surgery.
There were fears the Czech star may never play again after undergoing an operation last summer, but now he's won the battle to save his career his next aim is to secure a new Liverpool deal with his current contract expiring at the end of this season.
Benitez hasn't yet decided whether to offer Smicer a new deal, but he says the ball is very much in the player's court to produce the goods over the remainder of the campaign.
"He doesn't have much time left but if he comes in and scores ten goals before the end of the season then what would we do? It's obvious," said the boss.
"The most important thing in these situations is not what is said off the pitch but what a player does on it.
"There is always the possibility of a new deal if Vladi plays well and scores goals. He is a very good player and a good professional. He can play in different positions for us, but now he needs games.
"If you have talent and skill then it makes it easier, you just need to have the right mentality to go with that. Vladi is an international player with a lot of skill and ability and he can get us goals.
"If he plays well from now until the end of the season then he will have more options in the summer."
Smicer is desperate to earn a new Anfield deal but knows that time isn't on his side with less than half the season remaining.
He said: "I like it here and don't want to leave. It's just down to getting fit and playing as much as I can before the end of the season. I must not set too many questions for myself at once.
"I just need to be patient and the manager will decide. It's difficult for Benitez because he has only seen me for a short period of time in pre-season training, which is not enough.
"Hopefully my luck will change and I can stay fit and start enjoying my football again because it was a really sad year for me."