The agent of Raheem Sterling his sensationally labelled ex-Liverpool star Jamie Carragher a 'knob'.
As reported by the London Evening Standard, Aidy Ward, who looks after Reds youngster Raheem Sterling, has hit out at the Sky Sports pundit, claiming that his criticism isn't relevant.
Sterling, of course, is seemingly desperate to leave Liverpool this summer after previously rejecting a new five year deal with the club worth as much as £100-000-a-week.
And, after it was reported that the versatile forward is set to tell the club's hierarchy that he wants to move on sooner rather than later, Carragher hit out at the talented youngster.
Speaking on Sky’s Monday Night Football, the club legend stated: “For a 20-year-old kid to be taking on Liverpool Football Club over a contract. To the pit of my stomach that just winds me up, it angers me.
“The lad is from London and he obviously wants to go back home. It might not be about money. It may be about trophies or playing in the Champions League. If it’s about trophies, Liverpool had a chance for a trophy this year, in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Aston Villa.
"Where was Sterling? If you want trophies, they don’t get given to you, you have to earn them, you have to play well in big games. What did Liverpool do in the Champions League? Nothing. What did Sterling do? Nothing.
“To do what he’s done now. There’s nothing worse than that. You keep your mouth shut - get on with playing football.”
It appears, then that Carragher's comments have riled Sterling's agent, who has hit back in a stunning way.
Ward stated: “Carragher is a knob. Everybody knows it. Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players - none of them things matter to me. It is not relevant.”
Not bigger than the club
Sterling - led by his agent, of course - appears to be digging his Liverpool grave, and it's extremely surprising. Ok, the forward clearly wants to complete a move away from Merseyside, but there's surely a better way of going about it than this...
Unfortunately, Sterling's reputation in the game is diminishing by the day, at a time when he should only be concentrating on his football. At 20-years of age, the youngster should be looking to progress, focusing on improvement. The season isn't even over yet, so there's a huge error of judgement being made here.
Liverpool, then, may well be left with no choice but to sell, so to an extent, Sterling's agent and Co. would have completed their job. But, it will prove extremely hard for the Reds faithful to take to the youngster now, as he continues to seek a move away from the club. Liverpool should probably move on - he's not worth it.
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