Predictable: Raheem Sterling Asks To Leave Liverpool

Paul Sorene

18th, May 2015



The BBC’s Ben Smith says Raheem Sterling will ask Liverpool to let him leave the club when he meets the club’s chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday.

A fee of £35million is being mooted.

Liverpool, of course, offered Sterling £100,000-a-week to stay at the club. They should have paid him more than £35,000-a-week when they negotiated his last contract. Underpaying such a key performer was an error.

Sterling says it’s not about the money. He told the BBC in that revealing interview:

“It’s not about the money at all. It’s never been about money.

“I talk about winning trophies throughout my career. That’s all I talk about.”

But it is about the money. You can’t guarantee victory. But you can know your own worth…

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  1. Jarren says:

    Wherever he goes, I hope he’s not deployed up front.

    He has a shot like a nervous puppy in a sandpit.

  2. Jarren says:

    Good winger with tricky skills.

    I’m not sure the top 4 want him though.

    A move overseas at his age? Doubtful.

    Probably go to Chelsea.

    Best keep him away from the 6-yard box though, his striking is atrocious.

  3. Degs says:

    “Underpaying such a key performer was an error.”
    You are aware that Sterling had never made a Premier League start for Liverpool when that contract was signed.
    No point in keeping any player who doesn’t want to play for Liverpool – regardless of who they are.
    If we got £35 million for him, it would be a great deal for us. He just isn’t THAT good.

  4. TravisKOP says:

    If Liverpool fail to retain Sterling (which they are doing as I type this), then that will be a clear message to ANY top player in the world that they have no desire to challenge for titles in the foreseeable future and will continue down this road of mediocrity for God knows how long.

    If this were Utd, they’d have already sewn up his new contract.

  5. Chris says:

    Its a win for both parties, 40 million pounds….for an unproven 20 yr old at any level. Not sure what City and Munich are looking at.

    Trophies arent as important as they seem…respect from your peers, now that is something. If you need further proof – ask Bale if hes happy.

    He has an excellent young manager in Brendan Rodgers, good strong owners and the players around him to keep his feet on the ground. He should stay and I’m sure he’d become a great in the right way.

    Being bullied to warm the bench all over the country in Germany/Spain/UK – no thanks. Really.

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