Raheem Sterling needs to “be a man” says Steven Gerrard

Former Liverpool captain disappointed with Sterling’s conduct at Anfield

Raheem Sterling needs to “be a man” says Steven Gerrard

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July 10th, 2015

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Raheem Sterling has reportedly been phoning in sick this week, with the Liverpool winger doing everything possible to avoid confrontation with Brendan Rodgers and his team-mates.

It appears just a matter of time before Sterling completes a big money move to Manchester City, with Liverpool holding out for a third offer which is likely to be in the region of £50 million.

City are expected to come back with another bid, although Sterling’s conduct has been questioned in several quarters, with Steven Gerrard expressing his disappointment over the whole affair.

Gerrard is now in America having linked up with LA Galaxy, although the former Liverpool captain is monitoring events from afar and believes that Sterling needs to man up and be professional until his future is resolved.

Sterling is reluctant to join up with the Liverpool squad and turn out for the Reds in their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, although Gerrard believes this is the wrong attitude to take.

He said: “There are millions and millions of Liverpool fans around the world who are itching to see Raheem Sterling in a Liverpool kit.

“So I don’t think it’s fair on them if he is behaving like that.

“Raheem and Jordan are at different ends of the scale, Jordan’s so professional, he’s a winner, a great lad.

“I don’t think there’s a more fitting player to take that armband off me.

“I see a lot of my game in Jordan’s game and what I like about him is he’s very humble.”

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