Joe Hart
Hart is consigned to leaving Manchester City at the end of the season. Getty Images

Liverpool will spurn the opportunity to sign Joe Hart from Manchester City due to the England international's wage demands, according to club legend Jamie Carragher. The 29-year-old expects to leave the Etihad Stadium after being sent on a season-long loan to Torino for the 2016-17 season by manager Pep Guardiola.

Claudio Bravo was signed as his replacement from Barcelona and The Sun understands City will consider offers as low as £10m for Hart. Premier League clubs, however, will be asked to pay £20m for the stopper, who has kept three clean sheets in 13 appearances for his new club.

Hart was linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer, though those rumours eventually proved to be baseless. However, calls for Jurgen Klopp to re-evaluate the position have intensified after new signing Loris Karius' error-strewn display against Bournemouth, which allowed Eddie Howe's side to claim a dramatic 4-3 victory.

But despite Liverpool potentially representing an avenue back into the Champions League and regular challenges for the Premier League title, Carragher is uncertain that a deal from Hart will come to fruition. "I'd certainly ask the question, and that is not just because of what we have said about [Loris] Karius in the last couple of weeks," he told Sky Sports.

"You are talking about a title-winner, who has won it a couple of times. I do not think Hart is in the same class as a [Thibaut] Courtois or a [David] De Gea, but he is at the next level and really close to them. But the problem for Liverpool is that when you try and take a player like that from a City or a Chelsea, the wages are so high that could a goalkeeper come in and be your highest-paid player?

"Things like that cause a problem and it is easy to say: 'Let's go and buy him,' but a manager will be thinking: 'How does that affect the club?' Joe Hart quality wise? Of course, but I do not see it happening for Liverpool."

Hart is currently earning £120,000-a-week, wages would see him on a par with the biggest earners currently with the Merseyside giants.

According to a leak of Liverpool's salaries at the start of the season, as published by Total Sportek, striker Daniel Sturridge and utility player James Milner are the highest earners on £120,000-a-week, with captain Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino next in the pecking order on £100,000.