Liverpool Football Club is set to receive a compensation settlement of around £500,000 after their captain Steven Gerrard sustained a football injury while representing England against France last week (November 17th 2010).
The sporting institution had a grievance with the Football Association (FA) after it allegedly broke an agreement between the two parties that the 30-year-old would play for no more than 60 minutes in the international friendly match at Wembley.
However, the midfield player, who earns an estimated basic salary of £120,000 per week from his employers, suffered a hamstring injury just minutes from the end of the game and will now be out of action for around four weeks after scans revealed he had a grade two tear of the muscle.
As a result, the FA has confirmed its insurers will look to appease Liverpool with a damages settlement of approximately £500,000.
The English FA is one of the few football organisations around the world to run such a compensation scheme to pay premiums for players to their clubs.
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