Liverpool mulling huge pay hikes to prevent exodus of stars

London: Liverpool is ready to increase striker Luis Suarez’s wages by a whopping 25 percent in order to prevent the Uruguayan star lead a mass departure of top players from Anfield.

Suarez was invited to open talks on a new deal that will see his wages leap from just over 80,000 pounds a week to around 100,000 pounds a week.

Central defenders Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel have also been offered new contracts that will earn them a big hike from their current 65,000 pounds-a-week deals.

The Liverpool hierarchy is desperate to keep their top players and know Kenny Dalglish’s sacking is bound to cause dressing-room unrest.

Anfield managing director Ian Ayre, however, dismissed suggestions that some stars might want to leave.

“I spoke to all our senior players yesterday and I don’t think it will happen. Of course, Kenny is an important part of the fabric of the club and always will be,” a daily quoted Ayre, as saying.

“There isn’t anyone who won’t be disappointed with the decision but the players are respectful. There are no plans to fire anyone else. It was just part of a process. It is all part of wanting to get it right,” he added.


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