Liverpool media round-up: Skrtel contract talks hit a snag, Lallana on 'unique' Gerrard story

Martin Skrtel

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Wednesday morning.

Liverpool's talks with Martin Skrtel over a new contract have hit a snag, according to the Daily Mail.

Skrtel has one year remaining on his current deal, and the Mail is reporting there is a stumbling block when it comes to the amount of games he must play to earn his full salary - which could be around 80%.

The offer on the table for the Slovakian is expected to be a three-year deal, with an option for a further year.

The Mail also reports that Brad Jones looks set to leave the club, with the back-up goalkeeper to Simon Mignolet out of contract in the summer. 

The Australian was under the impression that he was going to get another 12-month deal at Anfield, which was reported in the Liverpool Echo towards the end of last week, but Jones reportedly feels the club has gone back on its word, which will result in his departure from Anfield.

Aside from contract talks, Adam Lallana has been talking to the Liverpool Echo about the void that Steven Gerrard will leave when he departs the club in the summer. 

Gerrard came up with one of his typical moments in the win over Queens Park Rangers at the weekend as his late header secured a 2-1 win at Anfield.

Lallana admitted he can't imagine Liverpool without Gerrard, saying: “It’s such a unique story and that’s why it will be so strange when he’s not around any more.

“At the moment Steven must be waking up, driving in and thinking ‘it’s coming to an end’. I’m sure it will be a tough few weeks for him emotionally. He’s known nothing different than Liverpool FC.”

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