Gerrard set to walk out as Liverpool rift widens

Steven Gerrard’s patience with Liverpool finally snapped last night over their sluggishness in offering him a contract improvement, and the inspirational captain who cradled the European Cup in his arms 40 days ago now appears destined for Chelsea or Real Madrid. Training-ground spats, negotiating-room stand-offs and civil war now engulf Anfield.

So says The Daily Telegraph’s Henry Winter; The Times’ Oliver Kay; and The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield.

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