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Former Anfield Star Slams Liverpool’s Treatment Of Exit Bound Captain Steven Gerrard

The legend has will leave Anfield for LA Galaxy in the summer…

Former Liverpool player Danny Murphy believes that the club’s treatment of Steven Gerrard has been terrible, reports the Daily Mail.

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The 37-year-old who played over 240 times for the Merseyside club is unhappy at the way in which the Reds legend was not offered a new contract. With the midfielder’s deal up in the summer, he has confirmed a move to Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy on Wednesday.

The pundit thinks that manager Brendan Rodgers never had any plans to offer his captain a new deal at the club he has played for the whole of his life. He thinks that if the Northern Irishman had not already decided to move his star player on then he would have given him a new deal after his impressive form in the last campaign.

Co-hosting the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, Murphy said: “You can only be judged on the season you’ve just played and, last season, he was terrific. He probably felt he’d warranted a new contract at that point.

“Liverpool let it get to November or December before they offered him anything. In fact, that offer was only triggered by Stevie going out in the press and saying he hadn’t been offered a new deal yet. That says to me that the club, and Brendan [Rodgers], were already thinking about him moving on,” he continued.

The former Fulham ace added that the situation was similar to that of Frank Lampard at the end of last season.

“Each manager has his own opinion and Brendan is not going to come out and say, ‘that was my decision’. It stinks a bit for me though that they treat a player like that. We saw the same thing with Chelsea and Frank Lampard. Clubs say, ‘we have offered him a new deal’ but it’s always on reduced wages.

“It’s not how you should treat someone who’s put their all into a club,” he concluded.

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