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Steven Gerrard May Have To Take 50% Pay Cut To Secure Liverpool Stay

Captain fantastic will have to take a hefty wage decrease to stay at Anfield.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard may have to half his wages if he wants to see out the remainder of his career with the club, according to the Daily Star.

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Reds captain Gerrard went public last week saying the club he has stayed loyal to throughout his career need to come up with a new deal before the end of the season.

However, Liverpool’s American owners are said to be unwilling to match his current £180,000-per-week wages, believing that he is no longer capable of demanding such a fee as his influence on the pitch continues to diminish.

Instead they have put on the table a two-year-contract that will pay £90,000-a-week for the first season, dropping to £60,000-a-week in the final 12 months.

There is also an option within the offer for him to become a part of the club’s coaching staff or an ambassador in 2017, depending on which route he wants to take when he decides to finally hang up his boots.

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