The England international looks set to complete a transfer to Premier League rivals Manchester City in the coming days after various media outlets including Mail Sport have reported that an third offer has been lodged.
The Merseyside outfit have reacted to the bid by withdrawing Sterling from the 30-man squad that was scheduled to depart on Sunday [via BBC Sport] and that has increased speculation that a deal has been agreed between the two clubs.
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Sterling’s relationship with the majority of Kop supporters seems to be broken beyond repair following a controversial week in which he twice failed to report for training and informed the club of his decision to leave [via Guardian Sport].
His performances have certainly been affected since his interview with BBC Sport in April and a selection of supporters have taken to Twitter and questioned the money involved for a player who scored just seven league goals last season.
Goodbye Sterling, you’ve probably ruined your career and I quite honestly don’t feel sorry for you at all.
— Indigo (@IndigoLFC) July 12, 2015
Sterling 50m and 200k a week… The game has gone
— Foz?? (@FozJunior96) July 12, 2015
can someone tell me what Sterling has actually done to demand 200k per week and 50mill Money grubber
— Prayag Premnath (@cobra9x) July 12, 2015