A keystone to Liverpool’s offense and a member of the England national team, forward Raheem Sterling is unlikely to join his Liverpool teammates during their tour to Thailand, Malaysia and Australia.
This is a result of on-going talks about Raheem Sterling possibly transferring to Barclays Premier League standout, Manchester City.
Although named to the Reds’ 30-man squad in the pre-season, Sterling has softened up to Manchester City’s persistent offerings (Man City made a previous bid worth 40 million Euros). Despite omitting himself from the team tour, Liverpool has continued strides in investing in their Anfield star by offering 100,000 pounds on a weekly basis, but the 20-year-old remains vigilant in joining Sergio Aguero and Manchester City.
Manchester City also tried to snatch midfielder Fabian Delph away from Aston Villa, but due to an objected bidding of 8 million pounds, Delph will stay with Aston Villa after inking a 4-year extension.
2014-15 Liverpool Summary & Stats
Manager: Brendan Rogers
5th in BPL standings (58 points, 17-7-10 record)
Next match: vs. Stoke City (08/09/2015)
Goals – 9 (Steven Gerrard), 7 (Raheem Sterling), 6 (Jordan Henderson)
Assists – 9 (J. Henderson), 7 (R. Sterling), 5 (Coutinho)
Average attendance per fixture: 44,658
2014-15 Manchester City Summary & Stats
Manager: Mauricio Pochettino
2nd in BPL standings (67 points, 20-7-7 record)
Next match: vs. West Bromwich (08/10/2015)
Goals – 26 (Sergio Aguero), 12 (David Silva), 10 Toure)
Assists – 8 (S. Aguero, Jesus Navas), 7 (James Milner, David Silva)
Average attendance per fixture: 45,365
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