"The players are mindful that. the combined tax on their salaries is a significant contribution to funding essential public services - which are especially critical at this time", the PFA said.
Carragher tweeted, "Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start of this pandemic, senior players heavily involved in Premier League players taking wage cuts".
This has certainly come as a surprise for most of the Reds fans, given the club's strong financial situation and Carragher has expressed his anger by stating that the club have lost plenty of respect.
The Glazers have stuck to paying the playing and non-playing staff their regular wages without the help of the Government furlough scheme, while club Captain Harry Maguire, organised the Manchester United players to donate 30% of their salaries to NHS hospitals and medical centres in Manchester.
The move has been panned nearly universally, with many - including Didi Hamann - feeling the scheme was designed for businesses struggling to pay wages, like local bakeries, independent retailers or that new music shop that's just opened up.
As a club, as fans, as staff members and as a town we are all in this together and I'm sure we can get through this by sticking together and helping each other in every way possible in these tough times.
General view of the Premier League logo on a match ball in Burnley, Britain, February 22, 2020.
"What effect does this loss of earning to the government mean for the National Health Service?"
"On Saturday 4 April, LFC announced they are to furlough non-playing staff".
"If the players end up agreeing to a pay cut or deferral and a few days later the PFA find out that these clubs can continue to pay non-playing staff and are choosing not to, then who benefits?" he said.
With the Premier League and all major football events suspended, Rooney believes the whole matter has made players sitting ducks.
"I think there will be a backlash and while the club's business people might think it will save them some money in the short-term, it will cause reputational damage".
First the health secretary, Matt Hancock, in his daily update on coronavirus, said that Premier League players should take a pay cut. "I found that so weird".
In addition, if the season is cancelled altogether, the club will miss out on 45 million pounds in "broadcasting revenue and other items", Burnley said in a statement on their website.
Players were told that the Premier League faces a financial penalty of more than £750m if the season does not resume and broadcasters demand refunds on games that are not played.