Liverpool have called off a crucial meeting with Raheem Sterling planned for Friday, after the forward’s agent’s public outburst.
Aidy Ward is quoted on the Evening Standard to have said the 20-year-old England international will turn down a new deal even if the figure involved is “£900,000 a week.”
That seemingly brash phrase has rather angered top notches at Melwood, who have now decided to shut the door on the meeting scheduled for tomorrow.
They believe there is no point persuading a player whose representative has allegedly undermined the position of an employer in such a manner.
Sterling was set to tell the club he wants out of his contract, which runs out in two years’ time. The former QPR stalwart has already rejected a new £100,000 a week deal.
Ward also refered to Liverpool icon Jammie Carragher as “a knob” for criticizing his client.
“Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Livpool players- none of those things matter to me. It is not relevant,” Ward added.
Liverpool are beng on keeping Sterling, despite a reported fresh interest from arch rival Manchester United who are said to have inquired on the Englishman last night.
Sterling initially raised dusts of his sudden-frost relationship with the club during an interview with the BBC Sport last month, when he said he was not a “money grabber.”