Daniel Sturridge has seemingly weighed in on the never ending Raheem Sterling debate…
Our forward, who is a close friend of the wantaway winger, has taken to Twitter in what we’re interpreting as a supportive message.
Show me love and I’m loyal…
— Daniel Sturridge (@D_Sturridge) July 9, 2015
The message suggests that if the fans and club had shown Sterling love, as they do for him, the Man City target would have been loyal.
It’s a difficult one to analyse, and in honesty, Sturridge perhaps shouldn’t have publicised his thoughts in such a manner.
The abusive texts and messages sent to Sterling are simply not on, and it would be impossible for a 20-year-old to not be affected by consistent online hatred.
But the actions of Sterling and his agent from midway through last season when they rejected a £100k-per-week contract, gave an unauthorised interview, refused to go on pre-season tour and called in sick to training are perhaps equally unacceptable.
Unlike Sturridge, Steven Gerrard has slammed Raheem Sterling’s actions – claiming the winger needs to be more of a man.
“They all need to be men about the situation,” he said.
“Raheem needs to go in and speak to the owners and to Brendan himself, tell them what he wants and go about it that way. You don’t have to throw illnesses in and refuse to go on tour.”