Raheem Sterling’s expected request to leave Liverpool has been met with plenty of anger from fans that have tried to support him this season, despite his best efforts to bury any relationship we may have had with the player.
According to BBC Sport, the winger will tell Brendan Rodgers that will not extend his contract at Anfield on Friday, and that he would like to leave.
His behaviour off the field in recent months has been reckless, idiotic, and disrespectful to the club that gave him his chance in the Premier League, and helped him become an England international.
With the 20-year-old on the pitch, and wearing a red shirt, it has been easy to try and shift some of the blame for those actions towards his advisers, including his agent. However, Tony Barrett of The Times believes that his agent is only acting upon his client’s wishes.
Easy to fall into the trap of believing Sterling’s being driven out of Anfield by his agent. The agent is doing what the player wants.
— Tony Barrett (@TonyBarretTimes) May 19, 2015
Tony Evans, also from The Times, suggested that we would be stupid not to take the money for a player that wishes to leave, and it would be no big loss anyway.
My view on Sterling? Still only potential. I wouldn’t be building a side around him. I’d take the money and use it better.
— Tony Evans (@TonyEvansTimes) May 18, 2015