Raheem Sterling stays at Liverpool, heads To Manchester City and joins Jordan Ibe in Hell
Liverpool fans looking to the papers for news of Raheem Sterling will be confused. The Daily Mirror leads its sports section with the news that the Liverpool star is wanted by Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City. Having namechecked the top sides, the Mirror says Sterling will head to Manchester City for £30m. John Cross says City are “confident of getting their man”.
But over in the Daily Mail, its top sports story is that “Sterling suitors” have seen the photos of him with a shisha pipe and a balloon filled with nitrous oxide and been “put off” by his “bad behaviour”.
Over two pages the Mail says Arsenal are “not keen” on Sterling, the Gunners prefering a “good Christian boy who says his prayers every night and rarely, if ever, touches alcohol”.
Eh? Smoking sends you to Hell?
After that balls, the Mail says Liverpoool will “demand £40m upwards” for their player – which makes you wonder why City are confident of getting him for £10m less?
Oh, and for more balls about Sterling being a role model, the Mail says the 20-year-old has already influenced a younger man – that’s Liverpool’s 19-year-old Jordan Ibe holding his own pipe.
Such are the facts.