Richard Keys on Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been hitting the headlines over the past few days.

Well-known sports presenter Richard Keys has written on his website that Raheem Sterling does not owe Liverpool anything.

The England international winger has been hitting the headlines over the past days after reportedly rejecting a new £100,000-a-week contract, as claimed by The Daily Mail.

Keys, formerly at Sky Sports, has given his take on the situation, and believes that no one should blame Sterling if he does want to leave for more money and the chance to win trophies.

“This isn't going to play well with Liverpool fans, but Raheem Sterling is well within his rights,” the 57-year-old wrote on his website.

“If he wants to leave Liverpool when his contract runs out - he will. If Liverpool want to keep him - they'll have to pay him what he wants…

“Sterling owes Liverpool nothing. Loyalty is an outdated concept. Loyalty ends with the next pay packet, whoever you are and wherever you work."

Keys goes on to make some very valid points, including the fact that there is no guarantee that Sterling will develop into a better player if he remains at Liverpool.

While many Liverpool fans will disagree with Keys, the fact that is that there are much bigger clubs with better chances of winning trophies than the Premier League outfit.

If Sterling genuinely wants to leave Anfield in the summer transfer window, then more likely than not he will get his wish.

However, the 20-year-old needs to remain focused on his game between now and the end of the season, and do his best to take Liverpool to the Champions League.

At the moment, the youngster is committed to Liverpool, and he needs to respect that.

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