The Liverpool Echo has reported that there are two reasons delaying a new deal for Jordan Henderson at Anfield.
The England midfielder has become one of Brendan Rodgers’ vital players this season, with Liverpool unsurprisingly keen to tie him down to a new long term contract.
However, the paper suggests the main differences are financial and relate to his current status with the club.
The financial aspect is a difference between what the club are offering; currently below Henderson’s required £120,000 per week wage.
In terms of his status, the paper claims that matters have been delayed by his role as captain, which ties back into the financial aspect.
Henderson’s role as Liverpool’s leader demonstrates his power and value in relation to the side, giving him the ultimate bargaining chip over his future.
It may seem like a no brainer to some Liverpool fans who may want the club to offer him whatever he likes to sign on the dotted line.
Liverpool seem to have a natural leader to come in and fill the captaincy void, which will be created by Steven Gerrard’s departure and it would be remarkable if he doesn’t stay beyond 2016.