21 May 2015

Liverpool winger turns down 6-figure weekly wage

4:04 pm on 21 May 2015

The young Liverpool football star Raheem Sterling has come under a withering attack from two of the club's former stalwarts over his apparent reluctance to sign a reported ₤100,000 a week contract.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling in action. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The 20-year-old England international's future at Liverpool is clouded in uncertainty with British media reports on Tuesday suggesting Sterling is poised to request a transfer.

Manchester City are one of the clubs being linked with a move for Sterling who, according to Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers has been offered an "incredible" new contract.

The former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, now a television pundit, said Sterling's a great kid but he should be embarrassed to turn up at training this week and suggested a change of agent.

Carragher said Sterling still had to prove he was worth the kind of salary enjoyed by the Premier League's biggest names.

The former Liverpool winger John Barnes echoed Carragher's comments.

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