Liverpool have concerns about the future of vice-captain Jordan Henderson, after the Daily Mirror reported he has rejected an offer of £80,000 a week to sign a new contract at the club in November.
Henderson has been in fine form in recent weeks, having scored two superb goals in consecutive Premier League games.
He is widely considered to be the man to replace Steven Gerrard as club captain next season, however negotiations over a new contract have been going on for months, and are currently no closer to being resolved.
Henderson has just a year remaining on his current deal, and Manchester City and Arsenal are thought to be monitoring the situation.
The midfielder has no desire to leave Anfield, but his advisors have pointed out that Steven Gerrard was earning £100,000 a week as club captain a decade ago – whilst influential midfielders at other clubs can earn up to double of the £80,000 being offered to Henderson.
With money from the new TV deal, Henderson’s advisors are keen to see more money on the table before a deal is signed.