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Liverpool to double Sturridge salary
Liverpool are set to reward Daniel Sturridge for his electric form this season by doubling the striker's wages.
Sturridge, who took a pay cut when he moved to Anfield from Chelsea, currently earns £70,000 a week - a salary dwarfed by that of strike partner Luis Suarez, who reportedly takes home around £200,000 a week.
But according to the Sunday Mirror, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is keen to get the England hitman closer to parity.
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The newspaper claims Rodgers is worried that a good showing from Sturridge at the World Cup will attract interest from around the continent, with more lucrative offers being put on the table for the 24-year-old, who scored his 24th goal of the season in Saturday's 6-3 win at Cardiff.
Another Liverpool player likely to head to Brazil with Roy Hodgson's squad, Jordan Henderson, is also in line for a pay rise.
But right-back Glen Johnson, 29, is likely to be offered less than his current £100,000-a-week deal to renew his contract that runs out at the end of next season.