Liverpool wants you to know that they have offered Raheem Sterling a ‘wonderful deal’ to stay at the club.
Brendan Rodgers wants you to know that the Liverbirds biggest asset doesn’t have to leave Anfield to be properly compensated for his skyrocketing value, because of said ‘wonderful deal’ that he has been offered.
He also wants you to know Sterling is ‘very happy here’ and that happiness can be ‘seen in his game.’
Unfortunately for Liverpool brass, Mr. Sterling doesn’t find the deal to be ‘wonderful’ enough to not let it collect dust on his agent’s desk, as it has been for months. His body language hasn’t been encouraging either.
Liverpool thought they had the market cornered on future England forwards, boasting the stout attack force of international starters Daniel Sturridge and Sterling.
But Tuesday night’s match-up with Tottenham was a rude awakening for the Liverpool faithful. Sturridge put in an inspired performance despite his rust, but the Harry Kane show was on full display yet again to remind the Kop that Sterling might not be England’s best attacking prospect, AND he still might leave, with Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris St. Germain all looking to pounce.
Each passing day, the club’s tone has grown more brash towards their negotiations with the 20-year-old forward, with Rodgers saying Liverpool will refuse to be held ransom by the ongoing discussions over Sterling’s future.
The recent turmoil has perked up the ears of Chelsea and Manchester City as well. Add that to the aforementioned trio of potential suitors and Liverpool now have to fend off five monster clubs to retain the services of Raheem Shaquille Sterling.
Is Sterling happy at Anfield? I guess there is only one way to find out.
At least Mario Balotelli, who happens to be rocking a killer stache, has opened his scoring account for the Reds at just the right time.
Liverpool didn’t need Sterling to top the red hot Spurs, at least the Kop can take solace in that.