Liverpool have relied heavily on the talents of Steven Gerrard for well over a decade, but it is looking increasingly likely that the talismanic midfielder's time at the club may be coming to an end.
With reports this weekend suggesting contract talks between Gerrard and the Anfield club have stalled due to wage demands, speculation is growing over where the former England captain will be playing his football in twelve months time.
One option which is gaining increased traction is a lucrative move to Major League Soccer with TalkSport today reporting that the New York Red Bulls are set to make a move for Gerrard in the coming months.
TalkSport's US corespondent Brian Sciaretta explained:
"They are going to be losing Tim Cahill and Thierry Henry so they are going to have no designated players and they are going to have to replace them with something.
"They will have cash to spend so I definitely think Steven Gerrard will be on their list, particularly with New York City FC starting in a few months with Frank Lampard and David Villa."
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With the Red Bulls having today confirmed that former Arsenal marksman Thierry Henry will be leaving the franchise at the end of the current campaign there will certainly be room for a top star to join the club ahead of the 2015 season.
Gerrard, despite his advancing years, would undoubtedly be a suitable candidate to take up the void left by Henry's huge wages.
And with former England teammate Frank Lampard having already signed up to play in MLS next year the New York team must fancy their chances at luring the Liverpool ace to the Big Apple.
Having quelled rumors of a rift with manager Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard is expected to return to Liverpool's starting lineup for their Tuesday night fixture against Leicester City.
But while Gerrard's immediate future seems to be in the Liverpool first team, until he signs a new deal at the club, rumors will persist about his long-term future.
A few years ago talk of a move to MLS may have been sneered at but, with the likes of David Villa, Frank Lampard and Kaka all set to line up in the league in 2015, the idea of Gerrard plying his trade in North America is no longer far fetched.
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