Steven Gerrard has criticised Raheem Sterling’s behaviour and told him to ‘be a man’ about his future.
Sterling missed pre-season training for a second time on Thursday and refused to be part of the club’s pre-season tour to the Far East.
Gerrard while speaking to Sky Sports HQ said:
“I’m not happy with all that carry-on and I don’t think there’s any need for it. They all need to be men about the situation.
“Raheem needs to go in and speak to the owners and to Brendan himself, tell them what he wants and go about it that way. You don’t have to throw illnesses in and refuse to go on tour.
“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.”
Liverpool have already rejected two bids – of up to £40m – from Manchester City for Sterling.