PODCAST – THE PRICE OF STERLING by The Anfield Wrap | Jun 15, 2015 | Podcast | 8 comments NEIL ATKINSON WAS JOINED by John Gibbons, Ian Salmon and John Milburn. This week the lads discuss the pros and cons of selling Raheem Sterling and what price should be placed on the young star’s head. Direct Link – PODCAST: VALUE OF STERLING Podcast RSS feed. Get the TAW podcast on iTunes. 8 Comments RedChica on 15 June 2015 at 9:19 pm Basically, the podcast people advise Sterling to move to City, because they have resigned to the idea that our manager is clueless, plays him out of position, over-uses him, throws him under the bus in the media, etc, etc, etc, and the move may benefit him, while Liverpool should just stay as they are. or become a hostage to this madness that is going on with us on and off the pitch. Reply Gerry on 16 June 2015 at 12:46 pm I didn’t hear any of the contributors to the podcast say Sterling should leave. In fact, Ian said he wants him to stay and Neil said they should double his salary pending contract resolution. Looking further into your points that Rodgers “over-uses him, throws him under the bus in the media”, it’s worth remembering that Sterling was given time off during the season and Sterling / his agent arranged the interview with the BBC,so he pretty much stepped out in front of the bus himself there. No one is without fault in the Sterling situation – owners, manager, CEO, player, agent – but it makes no sense to try to heap all of the blame on to a single party. Reply Simon on 15 June 2015 at 11:24 pm Even though a want-away Raheem Sterling is better than anything we’ll replace him with. I just want him gone as soon as possible so we have entire window to at least try. He’s gone mentally. Get rid physicaly. Reply Simon on 15 June 2015 at 11:28 pm Saying that, a half arsed Raheem Sterling for a another season is still good value at the well below wage value he gets at present. Reply Adrian on 15 June 2015 at 11:39 pm Nice podcast. Very interesting and balanced take on the Sterlo situation. But if it’s Rodgers who’s after Benteke, I think you could have mentioned that we are truly f****d. Because this really will mean he doesn’t know what he’s doing. At all. Reply Simon Pearson on 16 June 2015 at 10:05 am Bottom line as it was said in the pod is its pointless letting our best asset go if the money isn’t right or it’ll spent in the right way. 50-60 million is the base rate that will make it even remotely worthwhile selling ! Also who is there out there that’s going to sign and will strengthen the team ? Amazing how things change, 2 years ago it was Luis, sturridge and Sterling ripping teams apart now it’s looking like Mr Balsawood will be the only left come August ! Reply John Clark on 16 June 2015 at 2:00 pm No excuses here fellas this is my 1st experience since being a subscriber of totally 150% disagreeing with your views and I jump to the defence of LFC against the little cunt which is Raheem Sterling who is clearly an insatiable egotistical individual. His agent is a carpet bagger of the worst kind and should be dragged by his cock and balls before the FA for bringing the game into disrepute. No 19 year old boy should NEVER be allowed to refuse £100k/week. End of conversation! Especially when considering they clearly instigated the mid season contract negociations which is now as plain as day they NEVER had any intention of reaching a mutually beneficial successful conclusion, and the stand off with the club who had given this talented youth and his family everything within their power in order to help them settle in the city and help make the kid a success. And this dispicable treatment of the club which subsequently caused Sterlings emotional breakdown and resulting in his game going way off track which clearly aided in unsettling the Team when it fell off its keel towards the end of this season. And all this was due to the advise of a supposed licensed professional agent who is alleged to have his clients best interest at his core. Absolute Bull Shit! I sort of apologise for the acute language however it is wholly warranted. This young man has been propelled into absolute stardom because yeah sure he is a talented footballer. But let’s get it dead straight LFC has provided the platform that has made it possible for a teenager of 19 to achieve the kind of exposure, the adulation and the glory which any normal ambitios potential superstar of the future could ever imagined possible in their wildest dreams in such a short space of time and almost without exception most would be elated with the related success of 1st team football and would instantly in a moment without a 2nd thought signed the £100,000 per week contract. BUT he was also surrounded by a few super star names which were the cream of the EPL never mind Liverpool, and I put it to anyone who cares to argue on this score that Gerrard who has been the global Icon for LFC and the English league. There has been Suarez, Sturridge, Coutinho aided in exposing Sterling and a special mention should also go to Brendan Rodgers for handling this clearly precocious and difficult narcissistic individual, as was evident on the TV show in 2012. Also let’s get a lot of the lads issues out on the table because if we are looking for a role model for young and aspiring sportsmen and women this kid is way off limits. His off pitch profile and antics such as his personal behaviour in fathering God only knows how many children at such a tender age, and his leading astray young Jordan Ibe who is clearly a clean living kid unlike the sess Pitt of a specimen which is Raheem Sterling. Liverpool FC offers a global stage and platform to expose talented footballers just like the TV show the X factor does for talented stage performers. For almost 40 years now, since I can remember anyway, beginning as far back as when Kevin Keegan left for Hamburg in 1977 incidentally after helping us win our 1st European Cup, our Club has been a Mecca for attracting the best talent as well as helping to give modern day stars like Fowler, McManaman, Owen, Torres, Alonzo, Mascherano. Carragher………The list goes on and on. Reply Castle on 16 June 2015 at 6:17 pm I’m not sure if this is a joke or what? But this is quite extreme man. The club didn’t do the lad a favour out of the goodness of its heart, the treatment he received is just what is done when a club is trying to recruit and retain decent talent. The whole “Ibe and Coutinho are such angels” thing, I would put that on hold for a little while, so far as I know, theres no one actually interested in either ( With Coutunho I already have my concerns) yet so we can’t expect them to behave any other way than how they are behaving now. All I’m saying is, you don’t really have to go so far when defending the club, it doesn’t have to be one extreme (its all the clubs fault) or the other extreme (its all Sterlings fault), the facts are somewhere in the grey area. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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