Raheem Sterling's time at Liverpool may be drawing to a close. Sources from the player's camp have revealed that he is now prepared to turn down a contract offer worth as much as £180,000 a week. Sources from the club indicate that they are generous, but they are not stupid and they will not be messed around by a young man who has won the sum total of nothing and has played fewer than 100 Premier League games. There is much wrangling still to come, but with two years left on Sterling's contract,...
The international matches have just ended but already there is anticipation for the club fixtures at the weekend. Given that Liverpool are visiting Arsenal at the Emirates stadium, a better word might be "trepidation," since they've only won there once (a 2-0 win on May 2011) since it opened for business in 2006.
Like the Reds' previous game with Manchester United, it raises the question of who will eventually qualify for the Champions League, since only a major Chelsea collapse would give the London...
Liverpool lost ground to Manchester United in the Premier League after their 2-1 defeat on March 23. They also lost the services of Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel for three games each through suspension. Now it appears Daniel Sturridge has picked up yet another knock and could miss a month's worth of upcoming fixtures.
It might have been better for the club if they'd just handed United the points beforehand and rested for a few weeks. The loss of Sturridge might only have been delayed anyway...
In the latest edition of ESPN FC's derbies series, which features eyewitness insights into some of the biggest rivalries in world football, Jeff Carlisle traveled to Liverpool for the recent clash between intra-city rivals, Everton and Liverpool, with both sides seeking a repeat of former glories.
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LIVERPOOL -- It's Wednesday, Feb. 4, three days before Everton will face Liverpool in the 224th Merseyside Derby, and former Toffees forward Graham Stuart tries to prepare me for what lies ahead.
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has told BBC Sport that he is not "a money-grabbing 20-year-old" as his contract wrangle rumbles on, while discussing speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal as "quite flattering."
The England international has rejected what manager Brendan Rodgers described as an "incredible offer" -- believed to be £100,000-a-week -- as the club look to tie down one of their prize assets.
Sterling still has more than two years to run on his current £35,000-a-week...