Liverpool: How Raheem Sterling made a mug of smug Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool sold Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49m. But did anyone think to tell Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers?
These are a few of his recent commengts on Sterling:
April 2: “Raheem has two and a half years left on his deal and he’s not going anywhere in the summer…Liverpool are one of the superpowers of football and if the owners don’t want to sell, they don’t have to.”
May 2: “Raheem won’t be going anywhere this summer, even if there’s not a deal agreed.”
May 22: “Raheem has two years left on his deal and I expect him to see that two years through.”
July 13: “The situation currently is simple. The club has agreed with another club a deal for Raheem to be transferred. Subject to a medical, that will go through.”
And not forgetting:
July 14: “Contrary to the last week — in terms of what was written — Raheem and I have always been very strong in our relationship and have been until he left so there is no issue there. I spoke to Raheem at length before I left yesterday so there is no problem.”
Did he tell Raheem he was staying at the club?