Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is left bitterly disappointed with the attitude shown by Raheem Sterling just days into the pre-season.
Gerrard left the club after more than 15 years at Anfield and he now plays for LA Galaxy. However, he continues to be presented with questions about his former club. A well-known fan of Liverpool, Gerrard has joined hands with his former teammate Jamie Carragher in criticising the attitude shown by Sterling in order to engineer a move to Manchester City. The Premier League team have made a £ 40 million offer for Sterling and this is the second bid.
A third bid in the region of £ 50 million is expected to arrive, as the transfer window approaches an end. This is still quite far away and clubs have just begun their preparations for the new season. Liverpool’s pre-season started a few days ago, but Sterling has not been part of it. He has called in sick on both days and this is seen as a huge statement of intent from the 20-year-old that he no longer wants to play for the Reds. Gerrard says that Sterling should learn a thing or two about being professional from current captain Jordan Henderson.
“Jordan’s been loyal to the club by signing a new deal and I wish him well.I’m not happy with all that carry-on. He needs to go in and see the owners.You don’t have to throw in illness, or refuse to go on tour. There are millions of Liverpool fans waiting to see Raheem pull on a Liverpool shirt.It looks very disappointing from where I’m sitting. The fans have shown him great support, they want him to stay and I believe that he should too. It’ll be a terrible shame if he goes somewhere and doesn’t kick on as a player,” said Gerrard.