Raheem Sterling has this season turned down a reported new contract worth around £100,000 per-week, staged a disrespectful interview regarding his future, and has been pictured smoking a shisha pipe – and his latest quotes are sure to infuriate the Anfield faithful even further…
The England international, who will be fighting for the support of the Reds for the remainder of the season after refusing to commit his future to the club, has revealed that he wants the Kop to create a song dedicated to him.
The 20-year-old, in a special feature titled ‘Day In The Life’ for the Sunday Times Magazine, admitted that his dream is for Reds supporters to make up their own chant just for him.
“Of course, when the crowd is with you, there is nothing better,” as quoted by Sky Sports.
“My ambition is to have my own song from the Kop,” he confessed.
“Last season I loved the song for Luis Suarez – Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho have good ones too.”
Such comments are bizarre – given only weeks ago, in an interview with BBC Sport, Sterling admitted that he was flattered by interest from Arsenal, and complained of the lack of world-class quality at the club.
During Liverpool’s New Balance kit launch on Friday, the winger was heckled by a section of fans over transfer links to the Emirates Stadium – and it’s safe to say that the Kop won’t be making up any special Sterling song – or at least not one he dreams of hearing.
It certainly seems that the youngster’s priorities deserve serious questioning.