We don’t share our manager’s enthusiasm, it has to be said…
In Brendan Rodgers’ pre-match conference this morning, he claimed that despite this week’s controversies, Raheem Sterling will be supported vocally by Reds travelling to the Britannia, as the team face Stoke in the final game of the season.
James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo tweeted Rodgers’ quotes earlier:
Rodgers: “Liverpool supporters always back their own players. If he plays any part in the game, Raheem will get the support of our fans.”
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 22, 2015
Liverpool were due to meet Sterling and his agent Aidy Ward today to discuss his future, but due to Ward’s shocking comments published in the Evening Standard yesterday, in which he claimed his client wouldn’t sign for £900k-per-week, we cancelled talks.
Fans are irate as a result, and judging by the internet reaction to both the 20-year-old winger and his advisor, we feel Rodgers’ comments are perhaps more of a plea than a genuine prediction.
Liverpool fans do always back their own, but if ever a player was sailing close to the wind, it’s Sterling. Ever since he gave his unauthorised interview with the BBC back in April, supporters have began to question his commitment to our cause, and this week has turned many against him once and for all.