The future of Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard continues to look uncertain, with contract talks still dragging on, according to the Daily Mail.
The Englishman’s current deal expires at the end of the season and the club and captain are hoping to agree a new deal. However, Gerrard is asking that the club matches his current wage of £140,000 a week and the American owners are unwilling to pay that amount as they believe it could be used elsewhere, such as bringing in more world-class players.
So, with nothing yet agreed, he could decide to agree to a pre-contract agreement with another club in January. The 34-year old is actually believed to be open to offers from clubs abroad, so that he can finish his career in a different setting or climate.
The midfielder doesn't particularly want to leave Anfield but he could be forced out, as he isn't willing to have his wages cut in half as part of any new deal. His ideal situation would be to stay in Liverpool but with the owners unwilling to budge on their current offer, he could end up at a different club this summer after 16 years in the Premier League.
Gerrard isn't the only player that Liverpool are currently attempting to tie down to a new deal – Jordan Henderson has been offered a new contract but pen hasn't been put to paper yet, while Glen Johnson has also been offered a new two-year deal and so has Raheem Sterling.
Brendan Rodgers had this to say about the ongoing situation with Gerrard: “There’s no update I am aware of. I think the club is talking with Steven’s representatives."
"There’s no update I am aware of. I think the club is talking with Steven’s representatives"