Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling was booed by fans at the club's awards ceremony yesterday evening.
As reported by the Telegraph, the England international, who is expected to confirm to the club that he wants to move on this summer, faced a backlash from some of the club's support when he collected the Young player of the Year award.
Sterling, of course, is recognised as one of the most talented young players in the game, so it's not entirely surprising that the club's faithful have reacted in this way after recent reports on his future.
In fact, after recently rejecting a huge contract offer at the club worth as much as £100,000-a-week over five-years, the forward could yet complete a stunning move to the Reds' Premier League rivals, with Manchester City seemingly interested in his signature.
It appears, though, that despite a number of boos, some Liverpool fans applauded his efforts from the 2014/15 campaign.
In fact, when he took to the stage, he started his speech by stating: “I’d just like to say thank you to all my team-mates,” but he was quickly interrupted by shouts of shouts of “Stay Raheem".
Of course, it's far from certain as to whether the Liverpool hierarchy will manage to keep hold of the player's services, but it certainly looks set to be an interesting summer for both club and player.
At the end of the day, Sterling may well be a naive youngster, but he's certainly old enough to make his own decisions, and it certainly appears that he's determined to get out of Merseyside for one reason or another.
And can you blame him? Well, there's two sides to every story, of course. Ultimately, at Liverpool and under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, things appear to be very much in place to help improve him as a player.
He's developed exceptionally in recent years, so may well be putting that at risk if he opts for a side like Manchester City.
But, then again, if he's good enough, then he should be able to excel and adapt to any side. And, it's understandable that, as he goes in search of silverware, he wants to complete a move sooner rather than later. In truth, though, he has such a long career in front of him, so may well be taking these huge steps slightly too early.
Liverpool fans: What do you make of Sterling's situation? Have your say in the comments section below!
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