Liverpool FC News:Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore reveals club's huge gender pay gap and what needs to be done

Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says the club needs to do more to recruit women to senior roles after announcing a 77.51% gender pay gap.

New UK regulations require all large employers to publish the gap between men’s and women’s pay with the Reds disclosing their information on Thursday prior to the April 4 deadline. The figures are skewed heavily by the fact that it includes all the playing staff so the club’s highest earners are all male. As well as the 77.51% pay gap, there is also a 95.52% bonus gender pay gap. The proportion of male employees who receive a bonus is 9.57% with just 3.6% of females getting one. If you take out players’ wages then the pay gap drops to 35.38%, although most of that is explained by the salaries of senior staff such as Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff, sporting director Michael Edwards and Moore. “It should be noted that our senior leadership team within football operations, including the first-team manager, are all male which significantly contributes to the club’s gender pay data,” Moore said. “We continue to work hard at attracting women to join the club, but we do recognise that there is further work to be done to recruit more women in to senior positions. “Our progress in the area of equality, diversity and inclusion has been recognised recently and, since this reporting date in April 2017, we are proud to be the first club to have been awarded the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level. “How we pay our people is also vitally important to us and we confirmed that all of our staff and casual workers will be paid the real living wage as a minimum from the start of our next financial year, June 2018. “Across all areas of the club, we strongly believe that pay and reward should be linked to performance and merit and is not based solely on gender. "We take these responsibilities seriously and are committed to increasing the diversity of our employees, while continuing to promote diversity and inclusion both to our employees and our supporters.”

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