Liverpool are desperate to keep their skipper, but will demand that he drops his wage demands…
Liverpool want to keep 34-year-old Steven Gerrard until he retires, but will ask the skipper to half his current wages in a renewed contract, the Daily Star reports.
According to the story, FSG have offered the legendary midfielder a two year extension which will run until 2017, in which his wages will drop from £180k-per-week to £90k-per-week, and then to £60k-per-week in the final year.
The American owners are apparently not willing to pay our ageing captain the monumental wages he currently earns when his on-pitch contribution is arguably declining…
Last week, Gerrard claimed that he would play on after 2014/15, potentially at a new club if the Reds don’t offer him renewed terms.
“I will play beyond this season. We will have to wait and see if that’s at Liverpool or somewhere else. That’s Liverpool’s decision,” Gerrard told the Telegraph.
Rumours are rife this Tuesday that the skipper will be dropped for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, which will be an enormous blow to the player himself.
Despite inconsistent recent form, it would be a travesty if Gerrard’s Liverpool career ended in a messy contract dispute, and the club should so all they can to appease the man who has dragged them through the 21st Century.
Because of his lifelong contribution, and the fact he stayed at the club a decade ago when Real Madrid and Chelsea were circling, our captain should be rewarded with the kind of deal his loyalty deserves.