Jamie Carragher has urged Raheem Sterling's agent to stop feeding stories about his contract to the press on Twitter today.
News broke last night that Sterling was stalling a contract decision, despite Liverpool's determination to get him signed up, but Carragher feels it is just his agent using the media as a ploy.
Sterling currently has two years left on his deal at Anfield and the Reds are keen to get him tied down to a longer contract, but the 19-year-old is reportedly not keen on signing it.
The availability of this news has clearly frustrated the Liverpool legend, though, and he used Twitter to express his displeasure at Sterling's agent's apparent use of the media today.
He said: "Message to Raheem Sterling agent, shut up feeding stories about his contract."
Message to Raheem Sterling agent, shut up feeding stories about his contract.— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 3, 2014
The fear is that Sterling will have his head turned by the speculation about his future at a time when Brendan Rodgers' men need him to be at the top of his game.
Sterling has developed into one of the Merseyside's club's main stars, despite his tender years, and they will be relying on him to dig them out of the hole that is starting to form.
Liverpool have raised expectations after a superb year last season and anything other than a top four spot will be considered a disappointment this time around.
Their form so far this campaign has been nowhere near good enough for them to reach this target and the club will know that they need an improvement sooner rather than later.
Sterling will be play a pivotal part in this as he adds so much pace and trickery to their attack.
The England international looks a genuinely world-class prospect and there is great excitement about his future - if he does opt to stay at Anfield.
The player himself will be looking to prove that he hasn't been distracted by speculation on Saturday when the Reds take on West Bromwich Albion in a fixture which is already looking like a must win match.