Liverpool wages: the 15 highest earning Liverpool players…
The 15 highest earning Liverpool players are listed blow. The rankings include four summer signings, but no Jordan Henderson or Raheem Sterling, who is still in talks over a new deal.
15) Mario Balotelli – £60,000
Took a 50% pay cut to join Liverpool from AC Milan – it looks a good deal at the time, but perhaps less so now.
14) Fabio Borini – £60,000
Has scored just two goals since being Brendan Rodgers first Liverpool signing in 2012, but would love more chances.
13) Philippe Coutinho – £60,000
The talented Brazilian was a relative unknown when he joined from Inter Milan in January 2013, and is now a vital player.
12) Emre Can – £60,000
The summer signing missed the start of the season through injury, and has yet to make a real impact at Anfield.
11) Kolo Toure – £60,000
A free agent signing in the summer of 2013, the Ivorian is little more than a bit-part player since several high profile mistakes.
10) Simon Mignolet – £60,000
The Belgian goalkeeper has also made a handful of errors since his arrival, and is place in the first-team could be at threat if that does not improve.
9) Lucas – £65,000
Appears to have fallen out of favour with manager Brendan Rodgers after only a handful of Premier League appearances so far this season.
8) Jose Enrique – £65,000
A fringe player following a year out injured, the arrival of Alberto Moreno, and the emergence of Jon Flanagan as a serious contender to a starting spot.
7) Dejan Lovren – £70,000
The Croatian has disappointed since his arrival at Anfield, and is yet to justify his £20m transfer fee or his rather enviable wage packet.
6) Mamadou Sakho – £75,000
Another defender who has failed to impress since joining the club, after a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers he has been reduced to a bit-part role at Anfield.
5) Adam Lallana – £75,000
Another expensive summer signing, Lallana is growing into his role at Liverpool after a slow start, but he is perhaps yet to justify being the club’s fifth highest paid player.
4) Martin Skrtel – £90,000
The Slovakian defender is one of Liverpool’s longest serving and most reliable players, and it is no surprise to see him near the top of this list.
3) Glen Johnson – £90,000
The full-back had drawn plenty of criticism from supporters in recent months, and he could find himself without a future at Liverpool if he does not improve in the near future.
2) Steven Gerrard – £140,000
The iconic skipper is still the heartbeat of Liverpool’s team, but his contract expires at the end of this season, and it will be interesting to see what Gerrard’s next move will be.
1) Daniel Sturridge – £150,000
The Reds’ key man signed a new contract at the start of the season, emphasising his position as Liverpool’s most important player following the departure of Luis Suarez.