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GERARD BLASTS STERLING ANTICS.
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard said Raheem Sterling needs to 'be a man' and let people know what he wants regarding his Anfield future.
The England international, who is keen to leave the Merseyside club this summer, missed a pre-season training for the second time on Thursday and has refused to be part of the club's pre-season tour to the Far East.
However, Gerrard, who had a 17-year career at the Liverpool, said he isn't happy with Sterling's recent behaviour.
Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ, Gerard said: "I’m not happy with all that carry-on and I don’t think there’s any need for it. They all need to be men about the situation.
“Raheem needs to go in and speak to the owners and to Brendan himself, tell them what he wants and go about it that way. You don’t have to throw illnesses in and refuse to go on tour.
"There are millions and millions of Liverpool fans around the world who are itching to see Raheem Sterling in a Liverpool kit. So I don’t think it’s fair on them if he is behaving like that.”