Raheem Sterling

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Harry_the_Spider

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Misplaced genius rotting at an underperforming club or greedy little git with an overinflated sense of self worth?

Posted 5 years ago



jambalaya

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His agent is definitely the latter. Liverpool should sell him.

Posted 5 years ago



Junkyard

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The later

Plenty of young players have had one decent season or two and not become a stellar superstars

Remember when no one was sure who was best lee sharpe or Ryan giggs

Also left his first club for money [ I should say allegedly there as in no way that I have personal knowledge form the person who negotiated the deal that brought him and his family to liverpool and honestly I do not know if his family got jobs as part of it all it when he was underage….it is mere idle speculation on my part and all made up in my opinon etc.]

Posted 5 years ago



weeksy

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Somewhere in the middle for me Harry.

Has had moments of brilliance, but very very few and far between. Spent the last half of the season without a clue as to what to do with the ball. But of course that could be argued it’s the others fault for not giving him options.

Overall though, I wouldn’t be sad to see him leave for £25m.

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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He clearly believes everything his agent says to him. This seems to be along the lines of ‘you’re better than Messi or Ronaldo, and Real and Barca will be along to offer you a squillion pounds a week shortly’

Unfortunately for him, John Barnes was far more accurate on Five Live this morning….


“He’s a 20-year-old boy who has achieved nothing, he has not won anything. Does anyone believe that if he goes to Manchester City he will be the first name on the team sheet or are they just signing him because they need English players?”

Like a lot of players, he’s nowhere near as good as he thinks he is

Posted 5 years ago



MSP

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Lots of players move clubs for a variety of reasons, and always have. Some clubs fans seem to act like cult members believing the smoke blown up their arses about how special they are.

Posted 5 years ago



steve-g

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He seems to be believeing his own hype, he’s a poor mans Oxlade-Chamberlain

Posted 5 years ago



allthepies

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The latter.

And he runs like a girl.

Posted 5 years ago



nickjb

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Interesting quote from Jamie Carragher, too. “If it’s about trophies, Liverpool had a chance for a trophy this year – in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Aston Villa. Where was Sterling?”

Decent player but needs to get his priorities straight. There was a documentary about the Man U ‘kids’ of the 90s last night. Shows how it should/could be done

Posted 5 years ago



thestabiliser

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Cracking hair-do, mind

Posted 5 years ago



MSP

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It was easy for Man U to keep hold of their “kids” because they were winning trophies and paying the highest wages. Those players would not have been so loyal if that as not the case.

And of course what about all the players they bought in that period, they clearly never showed the same loyalty to their past clubs. John Barnes was happy enough to desert Watford to go and join the most successful club of that era.

Posted 5 years ago



gonzy

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he’s a good player and has the potential to become even better but he’s a fool for listening to his own hype and his agent

John Barnes is absolutely spot on. if he wants to go then let him go but for a premium sum so he can go and be an overpaid benchwarmer at City/Arsenal etc while he convinces himself the move was for football reasons and not money

Posted 5 years ago



lunge

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There is definitely some

greedy little git with an overinflated sense of self worth

there but I do have sympathy for him. He’s a young guy who is in a position to negotiate a bigger salary and play football at a higher level.

Let’s not pretend there is any loyalty in football either, that has long gone.

Posted 5 years ago



bungle

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Brendan Rodgers referring to him as ‘boy’ wasn’t too clever

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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He’s flattering himself because he’s been a slightly above average player in a decidedly mediocre squad, who couldn’t even get near the top four in what has been a really poor premiership season.

I’d have a lot more respect for him if he came out and said “listen… I’m going to win **** all with this bunch of donkey’s, so I’m off to somewhere where even if I only come on for 20 minutes, in 2 games throughout the season, I still get to say I won something. And anyway… Have you seen the new Ferrari? I really fancy one of those!”

Next seasons Jack Rodwell/Scott Sinclair

Posted 5 years ago



wanmankylung

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His problem is that he’s not as good as he thinks he is. If he was as good a player as he believes then he wouldnt need holidays to Jamaica half way through the season.

As a Liverpool fan I say sell him.

Posted 5 years ago



whyrd

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Not sure why footballers are expected to be ‘loyal’ to their clubs. It’s a job. If I was offered double the salary to do the same job elsewhere, I know what I’d do.

Posted 5 years ago



allthepies

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whyrd wrote:

Not sure why footballers are expected to be ‘loyal’ to their clubs. It’s a job. If I was offered double the salary to do the same job elsewhere, I know what I’d do.

Fair enough if you admit that, but he’s done the “it’s not the money” BS spiel already.

Posted 5 years ago



TheLittlestHobo

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As always, Liverpool fans are more hard done to in whatever respect it is.

Gerrard retiring is going to hang over the club for decades. Man U = Giggs/Scholes, Chelski = Lampard & Drogba, Spurs = King. All players just as important but Liverpool will bleat for years about it.

So Stirling wants to better himself. Just like Lovren ditched Southampton to move to Liverpool, why shouldn’t stirling do the same? I bet Lovren was sold on liverpools history, their chance to win things etc etc. Liverpool also took Lambert so tbh Liverpool don’t give two hoots about other teams so its hard to feel sorry for them.

Then we get onto Rogers the cretin who like to sleep with his female physio and ditched his wife. The same guy who said of Spurs when AVB was in charge that ANY TEAM SPENDING £100M SHOULD BE CHALLENGING FOR THE LEAGUE. Well guess what, despite spending nearer £150m Rogers isn’t challenging for the league. He said that at a time to put an opposition manager under increased pressure. Well Brendan, fall on your sword please.

Why would Stirling put his fledgling career in the hands of Rogers? He has shown, by his own words that he aint that good. Liverpool wont get another £150m spending spree so chances are next season is gonna be another wash out. The names bandied around are

Man U

Arsenal

Chelski

Man City

Bayern

Real Madrid

Barca

Think of the managers and players he could be linking up with. The titles he could win. The development to his game. OK Man City is the last place I would recommend but under Pep at Bayern he would have Robben and Ribery to learn under. A coach who could turn him into anything he wants.

Yep, this is about money, but truth be told he will get his money regardless. He is now making a career choice and Liverpool need to realise that he isn’t one of them, he’s a footballer who could become top class.

Posted 5 years ago



geoffj

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Plenty of young players have had one decent season or two and not become a stellar superstars

I heard a rumour once that Blackburn Rovers had to choose between Garry Fitcroft or Zinedine Zidane ?

Posted 5 years ago



chewkw

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All footballers are greedy yes they are.

Sell them for profit like you sell merchandise.

Posted 5 years ago



mrhoppy

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It’s not like there aren’t plenty of other flaky, fast but lightweight wingers that can’t finish around. Arsenal have got a team full of them already.

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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The names bandied around are

Man U

Arsenal

Chelski

Man City

Bayern

Real Madrid

Barca

Barring a massive injury crisis, he’s nowhere near good enough to get a sniff of a regular starting place at any of those clubs. Real, Barca, Bayern and Chelski? He’d be lucky to make the bench

Posted 5 years ago



weeksy

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TheLittlestHobo – Member

As always, Liverpool fans are more hard done to in whatever respect it is.

Gerrard retiring is going to hang over the club for decades. Man U = Giggs/Scholes, Chelski = Lampard & Drogba, Spurs = King. All players just as important but Liverpool will bleat for years about it.

So Stirling wants to better himself. Just like Lovren ditched Southampton to move to Liverpool, why shouldn’t stirling do the same? I bet Lovren was sold on liverpools history, their chance to win things etc etc. Liverpool also took Lambert so tbh Liverpool don’t give two hoots about other teams so its hard to feel sorry for them.

Then we get onto Rogers the cretin who like to sleep with his female physio and ditched his wife. The same guy who said of Spurs when AVB was in charge that ANY TEAM SPENDING £100M SHOULD BE CHALLENGING FOR THE LEAGUE. Well guess what, despite spending nearer £150m Rogers isn’t challenging for the league. He said that at a time to put an opposition manager under increased pressure. Well Brendan, fall on your sword please.

Why would Stirling put his fledgling career in the hands of Rogers? He has shown, by his own words that he aint that good. Liverpool wont get another £150m spending spree so chances are next season is gonna be another wash out. The names bandied around are

Man U

Arsenal

Chelski

Man City

Bayern

Real Madrid

Barca

Think of the managers and players he could be linking up with. The titles he could win. The development to his game. OK Man City is the last place I would recommend but under Pep at Bayern he would have Robben and Ribery to learn under. A coach who could turn him into anything he wants.

Yep, this is about money, but truth be told he will get his money regardless. He is now making a career choice and Liverpool need to realise that he isn’t one of them, he’s a footballer who could become top class.

Jeez that’s a rant for such a simple question..

Like the Murphys… you’re not bitter.

Posted 5 years ago



Rockape63

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Not sure why footballers are expected to be ‘loyal’ to their clubs. It’s a job. If I was offered double the salary to do the same job elsewhere, I know what I’d do.

Indeed….£26m contract or £45m contract??(5years)

Hmmm….let me think about that!

Posted 5 years ago



wanmankylung

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Then we get onto Rogers the cretin who like to sleep with his female physio and ditched his wife.

Get it right if you’re going to have a rant. Charlotte Hinds is the former travel co-ordinator of LFC, not physio.

Posted 5 years ago



TheLittlestHobo

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He aint flaky and this season has been hard for him.

But last season he had suarez with him. Think what you like about suarez but he was world class. I saw him move stirling about with little hand signals and words of advice to the point where stirling was giving movement on the pitch way in advance of his years.

Maybe, just maybe stirling realises that he needs to work with top strikers who understand the benefits of movement to develop his game. It must have come as a shock to spend 12mths with Ballotelli & Lambert.

Posted 5 years ago



TheLittlestHobo

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Ok, travel co ordinator. Thanks for the correction.

He is good enough to get near all them teams mentioned. I don’t support Liverpool but the lad is waiting to get to the next level in his development. He cant do that alongside Lamber & Ballotelli

Posted 5 years ago



razorrazoo

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(Raheem) Sterling


Stirling

It can’t be that hard can it?

Anyway, as a Liverpool fan, if he wants out cash in whilst his stock is high, sad to see him go but John Barnes (who was well on his way to becoming the finished article when he moved) summed it up perfectly.

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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He is good enough to get near all them teams mentioned.

You are his agent and I claim my Stoke City/Sunderland/West Brom Stirling replica shirt (because thats where he’ll be in 3 seasons, having been warming the bench somewhere highly paid in between) ?

Posted 5 years ago



TheLittlestHobo

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We will have to wait and see binners.

Posted 5 years ago



Rockape63

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I have to say that in my experience, young quick players tend to burst onto the scene, play well for a couple of years and then once they pick up muscle problems, are never the same again. To think of a few:

Ruel Fox

Aaron Lennon

Theo Walcott

even Michael Owen to a lesser extent

Therefore, he should take the money and run (carefully in case he pulls a muscle!)

Posted 5 years ago



howsyourdad1

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He’s at a massive club playing regular football at the age of 20. Why not just stay there, keep playing and getting paid incredible money then if it doesn’t work out in two three year i.e not winning trophies, move on.

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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He couldn’t hit a barn door with a shovel! Its all well and good being able to leg it the length off the pitch, running like Phoebe out of Friends. But the trick is to do something with it once you get there. Other than look like a rabbit in the headlights, sky it into Row Z, or fall over

So for that reason.. I’m out. I suspect thats an opinion shared by managers throughout Europe

Nowhere near as good as he thinks he is

Posted 5 years ago



Rockape63

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I suspect thats an opinion shared by managers throughout Europe

It can’t be, he’s probably already had a couple of offers in excess of £150k a week for 5 years. He might be dim, but he’s not going to jump before he’s got offers in place.

Posted 5 years ago



Rockape63

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He’s at a massive club playing regular football at the age of 20. Why not just stay there, keep playing and getting paid incredible money then if it doesn’t work out in two three year i.e not winning trophies, move on.

That’s a common sense view, but that has all gone now with the obscene amounts of money available to the best players. And….to be fair to him, he’s not from Liverpool and doesn’t feel the loyalty that someone like Stevie G did.

Whilst I’m far from impressed, he’s taking advantage of the market and looking after no. 1.

Posted 5 years ago



binners

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If he’s had offers of 150 grand a week, other than in his agents fevered imagination, then the world really has gone mad! Its another Andy Carroll! A £35 million striker, apparently.

In reality… he hasn’t.

Rodgers is presently a lot nearer the mark on 35

Posted 5 years ago



wanmankylung

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It can’t be, he’s probably already had a couple of offers in excess of £150k a week for 5 years. He might be dim, but he’s not going to jump before he’s got offers in place.

Or, he might think that LFC button up the back and is trying to get a £150k/wk contract out of them.

Posted 5 years ago



Rockape63

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Joe Hart’s new City deal earn hime £110,000 a week but it can reach £150,000 a week with various bonuses.

Posted 5 years ago



Junkyard

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Sterling is not in the top 10 players in the premiership to think he is so good the eltie teams in Europe want him is fanciful.

Not even good enough to be a bench warmer there

You do realise at Barca the players in his position are Messi or Neymar……not even his mum would pick him first.

Bale or Ronaldo at Real etc

Posted 5 years ago

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