Liverpool media round-up, Sterling prepared to turn down huge deal, rumours of Arsenal interest

Raheem Sterling

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling is prepared to turn down a deal worth £180,000 per week according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The contract stand off between the player and the club has been running for some time now after the player shelved talks until the end of the season after failing to reach a deal during the season - as Sterling's representatives reportedly turned down £100,000 per week.

Sterling still has two years to run on his current deal, but the current stand-off means there is uncertainty over his future, even if it has been said that continuing his development at Anfield would be the best move for his career.

It has also led to a rumour in the Daily Mirror suggesting that Arsenal will try to sign the young forward.

The Mirror's report says he could be the ideal replacement for Theo Walcott at the Emirates Stadium - who is a reported target for a move to Anfield.

They also report that Manchester City will 'test Liverpool's resolve' with a bid for Sterling in the summer as they try to take advantage of any uncertainty over the 20-year-old's future.

Away from transfer rumours and the other big story involving Liverpool yesterday was their All-Star charity game at Anfield which saw the return of many of the club's great former players from the last 10-15 years.

Steven Gerrard - who scored two penalties - described the day as magical, and told LFC TV that both Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez turned down the opportunity of taking a penalty in front of the Kop.

He said: "I asked them [Torres and Suarez] if they wanted to have a go, but they didn't want to take it. I don't think they wanted the memory of their last time [at Anfield] and missing a penalty in front of the Kop.

"Saying that, it's understandable, but just being there with them today and the options that they give you on the ball - their movement is sensational. The only regret that I have got is that I didn't play with them together."

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